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Free Choice Reading Environment
A study of the effects of a free choice reading environment on the development of emergent and beginning readers.
# 67182 | 4,012 words | 23 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jul 02, 2006 in Education (Reading) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Elementary School)

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The paper discusses the statistics of literate and illiterate adults in America. The writer posits that in order to ensure that children become literate, it is important that they should learn to love books. The writer suggests that in order to accomplish this goal, students should become active participants in their own education. The paper discusses that the choice of library reading during free choice time and the activities that the students participate in will help educators to understand the best way to create a nation of readers. The writer reviews literature which focuses on the idea of reading for pleasure and on the far reaching effects of literate students. The paper examines the procedures that can be used to encourage students to read. In conclusion, the writer feels that it is important to build the students' self-confidence and self-esteem as readers as this fosters a positive reading attitude among children.

Table of Contents:
The Problem
Literature Review
School Culture

From the Paper:

"The school is a private school located in a quiet suburban community. The community of the school is diverse with students of majority and minority ancestry. The children range in economic status from those of upper class to those of lower class status, (on scholarship). The grade level of students in this study is equivalent to grades Kindergarten and First, although the school is set up by stages where children stay in one homeroom for two years. The homerooms have no more than eighteen children with one head teacher and one team teacher in each homeroom. Stage II consists of five homerooms housed in an interesting structure called the "domes" termed this because the Effects of a Free Choice Reading Environment rooms are, in fact, like small igloos. There are several special classes offered in the morning to the students on a rotating basis such as art, science, library, music, dance and physical education. In the afternoon the same rotation of classes are offered as Free Choice options. The students are allowed to attend Free Choice every afternoon for forty-five minutes. There are two blocks of offerings with one-half the homeroom attending Free Choice while the other half remains in the homeroom to receive math or language arts instruction."

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