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ERIC Number: ED309456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-May
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
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Young Children's Concepts and Attitudes about Poetry.
Ford, Michael P.
A study investigating poetry in elementary school programs had three purposes: (1) to examine young children's (K-3) poetry concepts and attitudes; (2) to develop a poetry program for use by teachers; and (3) to field-test that program to determine its effects on poetry concepts and attitudes. Three hundred forty K-3 students were pretested and posttested with the "Poetry Concepts and Attitudes Questionnaire." The Daily Oral Reading of Poetry program was developed. An active research design, involving 20 classroom teachers, was chosen to field-test the 4-week program in elementary classrooms. Results indicated that most young children had definite concepts about poetry, though with many children they were not well-developed. Young children also exhibited a positive attitude about poetry. Significant grade level differences existed and program participation significantly affected concepts and attitudes. (Seven tables of data are included; two appendixes containing a poetry concepts and attitudes questionnaire and guidelines for conducting daily oral poetry reading, and 45 references are attached.) (Author/KEH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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