ERIC Number: ED384848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Fairy Tales for Two Readers.
Criscoe, Betty L., Ed.; Lanasa, Philip J., III, Ed.
The 15 adapted fairy tales presented in this book were prepared for use in practicing oral reading by a parent and a child, a teacher and a child, or two children, one of whom reads slightly better than the other. The stories in the book are arranged in dialogue format for two readers. The high interest/low readability stories in the book are suitable for children who are past the stage of learning to read and who are secure enough in their word recognition ability to read to learn--grades 2-4 are recommended. The stories are also suited to older readers--remedial, corrective, or reluctant readers--who are having trouble phrasing, comprehending, and reading aloud fluently. The introductory section of the book discuses the background of the book, the intended audience, reading levels, tips for parents and teachers, values of oral reading, and the value of fairy tales. Fairy tales in the book are: "The Black Bull of Norroway"; "The Brave Little Tailor"; "Cap o' Rushes"; "Chicken Little"; "Clever Elsie"; "The Cunning Little Tailor"; "The Goose Girl"; "Kate Crackernuts"; "King Thrushbeard"; "Mother Holly"; "Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar"; "The Seven Ravens"; "The Six Servants"; "The Three Pigs"; and "The Turnip." Appendixes present a guide to the readability level of stories and a guide to oral reading, as well as a 14-item selected bibliography. (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Fairy Tales, Oral Reading, Readability, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Improvement, Reading Skills, Remedial Reading
Teacher Ideas Press, P.O. Box 6633, Englewood, CO 80155-6633 ($19).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Teachers; Parents; Students; Practitioners
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