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Interview on children's literature and its influence

· Examine your history as a reader of childrenâ??s literature.
· Include answers to the following questions:
§ What do you remember most about reading childrenâ??s literature as a child?
§ What were the most positive and negative influences on your attitudes toward reading?
§ How did your reading interests and habits change as you progressed through school?
§ Do you consider yourself a reader now?
§ What characteristics would you like to develop as a reader?
§ What role did childrenâ??s literature play in facilitating your language and literacy development?
How might you ensure that you are using quality literature in your classroom?

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Â? Include answers to the following questions:
§ What do you remember most about reading childrenâ??s literature as a child?
§ What were the most positive and negative influences on your attitudes toward reading?
§ How did your reading interests and habits change as you progressed through school?
§ Do you consider yourself a reader now?
§ What characteristics would you like to develop as a reader?
§ What role did childrenâ??s literature play in facilitating your language and literacy development?
§ Format your paper according to APA

To approach solving this assignment, you will need to reflect, or think carefully and analytically about your experiences. I will respond to each question in turn.

I remember reading any book I could get my grubby little paws on. The subject matter did not particularly concern me, it was the reading that was important. I preferred stories about horses -Walter Farley and Marguerite Henry were favorites- but anything was fair game. My dad was a preacher, and part of his responsibilities included vsiting church members. I tagged along; found the bookshelf; and sat for many happy hours reading while dad visited. I read lots of interesting things, some not especially designed for children.

Positive influences were opportunities to read, and parents who did not mind my reading ...

Solution Summary

OTA interview, questions answered on the influence and efects of children's literature on an educated adult. comments on making appropriate selections of children's literature for the classroom.

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