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Iftanti, Erna; Madayani, Nany Soengkono – Dinamika Ilmu, 2019
In response to character education stated in Indonesian Curriculum 2013, to build characters for students of early ages is significant. This can be built through establishing reading habits and building character education to young learners living in urban and suburban areas simultaneously. However, there is lack attention paid to those living in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, English Instruction, Reading Habits
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Gleason, Carrie – Knowledge Quest, 2011
In the past few years, there has been increasing demand from school librarians for books for "reluctant readers"--despite the impressive offering of children's literature published each year and the success of blockbuster series like "Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Twilight," and "Hunger Games," among others. This is also in addition to all…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Reading Ability, Librarians
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Styles, Morag – Oxford Review of Education, 2010
In the last twenty years, the teaching of reading in Britain has moved away from an interest in how children take delight in, and make meaning of, their literature to a preoccupation with a mechanistic approach to literacy which breaks down texts into bite-sized chunks and fragments reading into a series of isolated skills. Although an expensive,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Childrens Literature
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Grimshaw, Shirley; Dungworth, Naomi; McKnight, Cliff; Morris, Anne – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2007
This study investigates the differences in children's comprehension and enjoyment of storybooks according to the medium of presentation. Two different storybooks were used and 132 children participated. Of these, 51 children read an extract from "The Magicians of Caprona," about half reading an electronic version with an online dictionary, and the…
Descriptors: Narration, Reading Comprehension, Indexes, Childrens Literature
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Tella, Adenyinka; Akande, Samson – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
"In an age when browsing the net, playing with funky handsets and passing non-stop SMSs seem to be the order of the day, reading a book in a peaceful corner of a library has become an archaic idea for most people. While technology is slowly taking a steady control over individual lives, the reading habit is fast vanishing into thin…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Elementary School Students, Interviews, Questionnaires
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Pachtman, Andrew B.; Wilson, Karen A. – Reading Teacher, 2006
Can students identify the practices that motivate them to read? If asked to evaluate which components of a reading program are beneficial in motivating them, can they identify a particular practice and explain why it was helpful? These were the two major questions asked of 22 fifth-grade students reflecting on their fourth-grade experience. A…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Student Motivation, Grade 5, Grade 4
Chew, Charles R. – 1986
Reading to young children offers them many benefits including a sense of security which comes from physical closeness to an adult. In addition, the child perceives the format of print, begins to assimilate the basics of story construction, develops a prior knowledge base which is an essential ingredient of comprehension, and receives the message…
Descriptors: Child Development, Childrens Literature, Early Reading, Language Acquisition
Reddin, Estoy – 1976
The community at large can make a definite contribution in helping children develop the desire to read. First, community groups can make books available to children through such methods as sponsoring book fairs and donating the proceeds to school libraries for the purchase of books. Other methods of making books available to children, used in the…
Descriptors: Books, Business, Childrens Literature, Community Involvement
Abrahamson, Richard F. – 1979
Fifty picture storybooks found on the 1979 Classroom Choices list (a compilation of children's favorite titles) were analyzed to find out what structural characteristics children preferred. A taxonomy developed by Gayle Palmer and Jadzia Nakonechny was used to categorize the books. The analysis reveals the following children's preferences: books…
Descriptors: Books, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Content Analysis
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Allen, Arthur T. – Journal of Reading, 1971
Discusses children's literature in terms of (1) children's responses to it, (2) its literary tradition, and (3) its benefits to children and adults. (VJ)
Descriptors: Books, Childhood Attitudes, Childhood Interests, Childrens Literature
Douglass, Joseph H. – 1970
The speaker challenges his audience to devise imaginative and effective means of obtaining for children ready-access to books that will help them develop an image of the future worthy of the previously undreamed-of capability, health, and welfare enjoyed at the present time. It is up to the present generation, he says, to help children achieve the…
Descriptors: Books, Childhood Needs, Childrens Literature, Creative Reading
Painter, Helen W., Ed. – 1971
This book, which contains selected papers given at the 1970 International Reading Association convention, is aimed at people who are looking for challenging material pertaining to literature for children and young people. It is divided into two sections. The first part--Qualities of Literature, Readers, and Writers in Action--contains a…
Descriptors: Authors, Books, Childrens Literature, Conference Reports
Painter, Helen W., Ed. – 1971
This book, which contains selected papers given at the 1970 International Reading Association convention, is aimed at people who are looking for challenging material pertaining to literature for children and young people. It is divided into two sections. The first part--Qualities of Literature, Readers, and Writers in Action--contains a…
Descriptors: Authors, Books, Childrens Literature, Conference Reports
Peterson, Gordon Charles – 1971
Data taken from library circulation records and from personal interviews with 374 second grade boys and 371 second grade girls were analyzed regarding: (1) Which titles were most frequently selected? (2) Which subjects were most frequently selected? (3) What was the quality of the books selected? (4) How many of the books selected were completely…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Grade 2, Independent Reading
Cleary, Florence Damon – 1972
The major premise of this book is the reaffirmation of the concept that skill and interest in reading are interdependent and inseparable and that neither goal is reached unless both are pursued simultaneously. Part I identifies problems involved in improving reading guidance programs and describes the forces and factors that influence the reader…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Library Material Selection, Reading Development
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