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Master of Science (MS)


Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies


Farell J. Black


The primary grade teachers of the Cache, Logan, and Box Elder School Districts were used in this study. A questionnaire was developed that would be an effective measurement of the information needed to evaluate or substantiate the hypothesis which was: It is believed that less than 50 percent of the primary grade children have poetry read to them daily as part of the curriculum. Furthermore, it is believed that much of the poetry read does not meet the standards of "good poetry for children" as measured by experts in this field of learning.

The study revealed that only 11 percent of the children were read to daily. However, the majority of teachers were reading from approved literature for children.