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ERIC Number: ED311412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Another Look at Mother Goose: Prior Knowledge or Endangered Species.
Sandel, Lenore
Arguing that Mother Goose is becoming an endangered species, this paper reports on the results of an informal survey of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a children's literature course. The survey results reported in the paper indicated that some students were able to complete a cloze-type Mother Goose couplet, but others audibly expressed frustration in recalling the words, expressed total unfamiliarity with the selections, or relied on rhyme to complete the couplet. The paper concludes with 10 suggestions to teachers for preserving the endangered familiarity with Mother Goose and to ensure students' listening and subsequent reading pleasure and understanding. The cloze-type test is attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Language: English
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