Monday, April 9, 2012

Literature in Elementary Schools

Annotated Research

Question: What is the favorite technique for exposing students to literature in elementary schools?

Answer: “Reading aloud to students was the most widely used activity for involving students in literature in elementary schools.” SA Walmsley and TP Walp. 1989. P. 252.

Comment: I used to love being read to in elementary school. Sister Mary Rupert in fourth grade was my favorite story reader. But this finding, suggests that reading children’s literature aloud is a favorite technique for elementary teachers. I don’t recall having what would be considered classic children’s literature read aloud. It could have made a difference in my enjoyment of children’s literature. Of course, I don’t recall reading children’s literature in elementary school under any circumstances. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1991), 236.

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