ERIC Number: ED355489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Paths to Literature: One Child's Journey.
Insights into Open Education, v25 n7 Apr 1993
A case study explored issues related to the self-selection of literature in a literature-based reading program. Lori, the student whose selection behaviors are highlighted, was one of 14 students who participated in a 5-month qualitative study in a sixth-grade classroom where the students were able to self-select their reading material. Lori, a below average reader for her grade placement, selected a total of 26 books and completed 18 of those selections. She did not appear to give a great deal of attention to the difficulty level of the material she selected to read. While Lori expressed a continued, repeated interest in animals, this stated interest did not appear to affect her book selections to any extent. She did not fit the stereotypical description of the below-average reader who dislikes reading and is easily frustrated in reading situations. Influences on the reading selections made by Lori were multiple in nature. Lori's paths to literature in the free-choice environment of the literature-based reading program were her own with many contributing influences. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.