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Utah State University

2009

English Language and Literature

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The Effect Of A Narrative Intervention On Preschoolers' Story Retelling And Personal Experience Story Generation Skills, Trina D. Spencer May 2009

The Effect Of A Narrative Intervention On Preschoolers' Story Retelling And Personal Experience Story Generation Skills, Trina D. Spencer

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Narration, or storytelling, is an important aspect of language. Narrative skills have practical and social importance; for example, children who tell good stories receive attention and approval from their peers. When children accurately recount events surrounding an injury or dispute, vital information is passed to parents and teachers. Additionally, early childhood narrative skills are moderately correlated with reading comprehension in primary grades. Because narration is socially and academically valued, language interventionists often address it. The research literature on narrative intervention has most often included school-aged participants and those with language or learning difficulties. Only a small number of studies have ...