Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Children's involvement in whole units of language can facilitate opportunities to create meaning and to interact with others, therefore strengthening thinking and language abilities (Goodman, 1986). Parents and teachers can become facilitators of whole language by offering children many opportunities to hear stories. Trelease (1982) describes how children who hear many stories develop a strong motivation for reading, learn that reading can be enjoyable, and discover that reading and writing are "sense-making" experiences instead of activities dealing with language fragments as offered in many workbook pages and worksheets.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1989 Beverly Graves
Graves, Beverly, "Fostering children's comprehension abilities through story retelling" (1989). Graduate Research Papers. 2441.