Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Literature -- Study and teaching (Early childhood); Children -- Books and reading;
Many children enter upper elementary unprepared to effectively read and write nonfiction. Some researchers suggest that children's lack of developmentally appropriate experiences with nonfiction during the early childhood years is in part to blame for this later school difficulty. The purpose of this literature review is to investigate the appropriateness of nonfiction for young children, as well as potential benefits and drawbacks of its inclusion in early childhood classrooms. This review of research is followed by the review of the implications current research has had on practice. In addition, suggested ways to increase early exposure to nonfiction are examined.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Early Childhood Education
Jill M. Uhlenberg
1 PDF file (93 leaves)
©2012 Lacy J. Rose
Rose, Lacy J., "The use of nonfiction with early childhood aged children" (2012). Graduate Research Papers. 3204.