ERIC Number: ED169559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Enjoying the Red Camelias of Children's Literature.
Reid, Virginia M.
Based on the premise that educators are vitally interested in literary moments that engage the reader instantly, this paper discusses books that provide enjoyment for children. After suggesting that the most important "basics" are those that promote an exploration of language through literature, the paper notes the importance of good literature programs and praises current efforts by the National Assessment of Educational Progress to assess students' attitudes toward reading and literature. It then describes numerous children's books that provide enjoyment in the following areas: humor; learning something new; being a part of long ago and far away; nostalgia; exploration of inner space; dreaming, imagining, and developing; and language. Passages from some of the books are presented to illustrate their appeal for children. The paper concludes by mentioning the connections between literature and composition. (GT) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Program Description.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Association of Teachers of English (21st, San Diego, California, February 16-18, 1979)