Author Credentials

Sister Mary Roger Suszek, C.S.B.

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

George J. Cretilli

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Language experience approach in education; Education, Primary


Administrators feel secure when their classroom reading teachers are conscientiously following the directives in the teacher's manual. However, many creative and ambitious teachers are willing to break the barriers, remove the imposed limits and still experience an organized reading program. Therefore with this viewpoint in mind, the writer has intended this paper to fulfill a two-fold purpose: 1. to encourage teachers using the Basal Reader to enrich their young students by incorporating some aspects of the Language-Experience Approach. 2. to present evidence, through means of samples of children's work and photographs, that the Language-Experience Approach stimulates and encourages students to free expression of their thoughts, feelings and creativity.


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