ERIC Number: ED373319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep-27
Literature-Based Reading Programs: Elements for Success.
Flowers, Pearl; Roos, Marie C.
This paper reviews the literature and research on literature-based reading programs (as an alternative to basal reading instruction) that have proven successful and identifies key elements of such programs. The first part of the paper contains an introduction, a statement of the problem, the significance of the problem, a description of the procedures to be used, and definitions of terms. The second part of the paper presents a review of the literature and research related to literature-based reading programs. The last part of the paper includes a summary, conclusion, and recommendations. The paper concludes that the success of literature-based reading programs is well-documented and that such programs serve as a viable approach to teaching reading at the elementary level. Recommendations offered in the paper include: (1) literature-based reading instruction should be introduced at the earliest grades; (2) librarians, teachers, and parents need to cooperate in carrying out effective literature-based programs in their schools; (3) longitudinal studies should be conducted to determine the long range effect of literature-based reading programs on academic achievement; and (4) teachers should provide an environment in which students view themselves as good readers who can enjoy and profit from various kinds of materials. Contains 58 references. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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