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Gifford, Ann Porter – Reading Improvement, 2002
Suggests there are many ways to assess students' progress in understanding the elements of a story. Discusses how to stimulate students' ability to analyze how adding another character, changing the setting or twisting the plot can create new and interesting versions of a the common folktale, "The Three Little Pigs." Includes a 37-item…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Instructional Improvement
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Richardson, Maurine V.; Miller, Margaret B. – Reading Improvement, 2001
Suggests a possibility of resolving the problem of reading motivation for some students. Considers that children and adults like to read about familiar places such as their home state with people and settings that they know about written by authors who live or have lived in that state. Includes a list of 50 books (arranged by state) for the upper…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection