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ERIC Number: ED195967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Star Trek as Recreational Reading for Children.
Espeland, Mecedes
A study investigated the appropriateness of the "Star Trek" book series for use as recreational reading material for elementary school children. The 12 books were adapted from the television series by James Blish. Appropriateness was determined by evaluating the quality and the readability levels of the books. Quality was ascertained by examining setting, characterization, plot, theme, style, and format. The readability levels were established by the application of the Fry Readability Scale to three random passages of 100 words from each book. The quality of the books was found to be superior in terms of setting, characterization, plot, and theme, and adequate in terms of style and format. The readability grade levels ranged from fifth to eighth grade with an average placement of sixth grade. The findings suggest that the "Star Trek" books would be suitable as recreational reading for elementary school children. (Titles of the stories contained in the 12 books are appended.) (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Research prepared at Glassboro State College.