The Effects of Using Children's Literature with Adolescents in the English As a Foreign Language Classroom. Page: I
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Belsky, Stella, The effects of using children's literature with adolescents in the English as
a foreign language classroom. Doctor of Philosophy (Curriculum and Instruction), December
2006, 172 pp., 10 tables, 13 figures, references, 355 titles.
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'
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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/m1/2/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .