The Child As Critic: Teaching Literature in Elementary and Middle Schools (Language and Literacy Series)

The Child As Critic: Teaching Literature in Elementary and Middle Schools (Language and Literacy Series) Author: -
eBook Title: The Child As Critic: Teaching Literature in Elementary and Middle Schools (Language and Literacy Series)
ISBN10: 0807731560
ISBN13: 978-0807731567
Language: English
Publisher: Teachers College Pr; Subsequent edition (October 1, 1991)
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
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In this revised and expanded third edition, the author offers theory and practice for creating and implementing holistic, literature-based approaches to the teaching of reading. Sloan uses a proven research base and many examples from actual classroom practices to present teachers with numerous practical suggestions for planning these programmes, including information on small-group discussion techniques, questioning, ways of eliciting response, record-keeping, evaluation, book selection and appropriate methods of presentation. Part 1, "Literature and Literacy", explains the tremendous advantage the study of literature has over a basal reading programme in developing in children the desire and the ability to read. Part 2, "The Unifying Principles of Literature", examines Northrop Frye's literary philosophy, detailing how even very young children can grasp the universal patterns present in all literature, and how this unity can be a springboard to true literary criticism at any age. Part 3, "Theory Into Practice", provides teachers with a wealth of specific strategies and examples to help students find, through the study of poetry and prose, their own ability to create literature, as well as to experience it and criticize it. The extensive list of literary works and the "Resources for Teachers" section will assist teachers in locating appropriate books for use in their classroom. Teachers, language arts supervisors, curriculum specialists, even parents should find this book a necessity in creating literature-based reading programmes - programmes that should be fun and inspiring for both the student and the classroom professional.

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