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ERIC Number: ED214141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Releasing the Remedial Reader's Creative Power.
Mountain, Lee
Remedial readers may be given opportunities to be creative through three approaches: inventiveness games, branched fiction, and pantomime and creative dramatics. Inventiveness games can stimulate creative thinking and serve as a launching pad for creative writing activities. In branched fiction, the story works up to a cliffhanger situation and then offers the remedial reader choices about how the story will continue. The reader controls the plot and creates the story by the choices available. Branched stories also have a positive effect on the attention, interest, and comprehension of remedial readers. Their format promotes creative reading. Pantomime practice enables the readers to develop their powers of creativity, to use body English for projecting certain ideas, to gain confidence about doing things in front of a group, and to "act out" new words. The use of popular ballads in creative dramatics offers remedial readers an opportunity to listen to the words, read along, and act out the story. They are then ready to write their dramas based on the ballad and, in accordance with the language experience approach, they can read what they have written. (Various activities are presented under each of the approaches discussed.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (26th, New Orleans, LA, April 27-May 1, 1981).