Literature resource materials revisited

Spiegel, Dixie Lee
December 1990
Reading Teacher;Dec90, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p336
Academic Journal
Presents six criteria for evaluating materials designed to facilitate the use of literature in the classroom and recommends literature source materials that adhere to such criteria. Content validity; Transfer potential; Reinforcement; Quality of directions and instructional language; 'Early Bird: A Collection of Early Learning Resources'; 'Picture Book Story Hours.'


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