ERIC Number: ED251859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Annotated Bibliography of the Literature Dealing with the Importance of Integrating a Children's Literature Program into the Elementary Language Arts/Reading Curriculum.
Olson, Nancy L. Galles
Noting the general agreement among reading authorities that one of the most effective methods of encouraging children to read comes from exposing them to children's literature and related activities, this paper presents an extensive literature review of materials dealing with the subject. Following an introductory section that details the goals and objectives of the literature review and provides a glossary of terms used in it, the bulk of the paper contains annotations of books, journal articles, ERIC documents, dissertations, and other materials pertinent to the subject. The paper concludes with a summary of findings revealed by the review and a rationale for developing curricula that integrate children's literature into language arts/reading instruction. It is recommended that: (1) elementary teachers assume responsibility for integrating a planned, response oriented children's literature program into the language arts/reading curriculum; (2) all children have the opportunity to respond to a wide range of children's literature taking into account their needs and interests; (3) all children have the opportunity to select a portion of their reading material; and (4) elementary children be provided with classroom opportunities to engage in higher literacy experiences involving children's literature. (FL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
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Note: Study prepared as an Exit Project, Indiana University, South Bend.