Using Children's Literature to Teach Reading Comprehension and Written Language Skills to Elementary Students
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Dr. Anne Sippola
Literature-based instructional strategies for teaching reading comprehension and written language skills were studied. Evidence from the review of literature indicates that trade books motivate students to develop: critical thinking, comprehension, expanded vocabulary, knowledge of grammatical and literacy devices along with enrichment of written langauge skills. Children's literature has proved to be an excellent vehicle for combing reading, writing and literature. Implications for literature-based instruction are discussed.
Funk, Simona Sue, "Using Children's Literature to Teach Reading Comprehension and Written Language Skills to Elementary Students" (1990). Master of Education Graduate Projects. 133.