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ERIC Number: ED354516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 93
Abstractor: N/A
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Reader-Response to Dr. Seuss: Middle School Students and Social Issues.
Cobb, Susan M.
A study investigated to what extent average middle school students were able to perceive the social issues embedded in literature by Dr. Seuss. Seventy-four seventh-grade students responded to five Dr. Seuss stories in free-writing exercises, response worksheets, and question worksheets. Results showed that the majority of students (approximately 85%) discovered the major issues in the five stories: "The Sneetches"; "The Lorax"; "The Butter Battle Book"; "Horton Hears a Who"; and "The Cat in the Hat." Some students were able to delve more deeply into the social aspects depicted, but most at least recognized the social implications of each story, and related both personal and general ideas, showing that response was not only of a self-centered nature. (One figure of data is included; and three appendixes, containing the worksheet on reader-response and the worksheet on story questions, are attached.) (Contains 53 references.) (SR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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