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ERIC Number: EJ1081448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Children's Literature in Traditional Arab Schools for Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Rass, Ruwaida Abu; Holzman, Susan
English Language Teaching, v3 n1 p64-70 Mar 2010
This research has shown that the use of authentic children's literature is an effective and motivating "ESL" classroom strategy. However, this study investigated the use of children's stories in "EFL" elementary classrooms where the teaching methods are very traditional and the resources are limited. This study was carried out in an elementary school in an Arab town in Israel. Approximately a hundred fifth and sixth grade pupils filled in a questionnaire expressing their attitudes towards being taught through stories. Teacher trainees taught the classes, wrote reflections, filled in questionnaires and were observed by the researchers. This information has been collected and served as the data for the study. Results suggest that the use of this strategy is very positive and should be carefully considered by EFL teachers, EFL trainees and teacher educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel