The Effects of Using Children's Literature with Adolescents in the English As a Foreign Language Classroom.

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This study provides quantitative and qualitative data about the effects of using children's literature with adolescents in a language classroom and the role of children's literature in students' second/foreign language development, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The study presents qualitative data about the role of children's literature in developing more positive attitudes toward reading in the second/foreign language and toward reading in general. With literature being a model of a culture, presenting linguistic benefits for language learners, teaching communication, and being a motivator in language learning, this study presents empirical data that show that inclusion of children's literature ... continued below

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Belsky, Stella December 2006.

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This study provides quantitative and qualitative data about the effects of using children's literature with adolescents in a language classroom and the role of children's literature in students' second/foreign language development, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The study presents qualitative data about the role of children's literature in developing more positive attitudes toward reading in the second/foreign language and toward reading in general. With literature being a model of a culture, presenting linguistic benefits for language learners, teaching communication, and being a motivator in language learning, this study presents empirical data that show that inclusion of children's literature in adolescents' second/foreign language classroom promotes appreciation and enjoyment of literature, enhances the development of language skills, stimulates more advanced learning, and promotes students' personal growth.

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Belsky, Stella. The Effects of Using Children's Literature with Adolescents in the English As a Foreign Language Classroom., dissertation, December 2006; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5481/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .