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ERIC Number: EJ876285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Families' Selection of Children's Literature Books
Saracho, Olivia N.; Spodek, Bernard
Early Childhood Education Journal, v37 n5 p401-409 Mar 2010
This study examined families' choices of children's literature books for joint story reading. Teachers, parents, and their children from five kindergarten classrooms participated in the study. Over a 4 months period, family members joined other parents twice a week to learn and practice story reading techniques. They selected children's literature books that were of interest to both of them and their children and were developmentally appropriate. Family members were interviewed and responded to a questionnaire before the intervention. The results provided insight in relation to the parents' perceptions about literacy, reading with families, and story reading. All members of the families read to their children frequently or daily and engaged the children in conversations about the books read. The books chosen to be read to the children were categorized by genre, with modern fiction being the most popular genre.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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