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ERIC Number: ED160991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Apples, Bloom, and Creativity: The ABC's of Reading Alphabet Books.
Taylor, Mary Agnes
Benjamin Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) combined with commonly accepted steps of the creative process (gathering material, reflection, inspiration, first draft or model, and evaluation) can be used to explore some of the possibilities of working with alphabet books in teaching creativity to children. These books vary enormously, falling into four basic patterns: word-picture format, simple narrative, collection of nonsense, or subject-oriented content. They also range from very simple to fairly sophisticated vocabularies. This variety makes such books adaptable to the unique needs of each class or student. As a youngster sees this variety, he or she begins to recognize that a single thing may be defined and redefined in many modes. By using different alphabet books, educators begin to mold children's habits of thought, their flexibility, their fluency, and their receptiveness to solving the puzzles contained in words. This is the beginning of teaching creativity. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A