Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reading (Primary); Literature -- Study and teaching (Primary);
In the school at which Regie Routman taught, a literature based reading program was begun as a way to prevent reading failure of at-risk students. (Routman 1988). In this program children read and interacted with trade books. The students' interest in these stories was so high and their motivation so strong, they quickly learned to read the books. This approach is being used in regular education classrooms all around the world. A major influence to literature based reading programs has been Don Holdaway of New Zealand. He developed ideas to facilitate literacy using literature as the basis of instruction (Holdaway 1979).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1993 Kristina Jo Eells
Eells, Kristina J., "Extending the literature based theme of change in a first grade classroom" (1993). Graduate Research Papers. 2288.