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ERIC Number: ED001656
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 14
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"PHONEY" LITERATURE.
FANTINI, MARTO; WEINSTEIN, GERALD
NINTH GRADE STUDENTS REFUSED TO READ THEIR LITERATURE ASSIGNMENTS BECAUSE THEY CONSIDERED THEM TO BE "PHONEY." AFTER CONVERSATIONS WITH TEACHER, THE CHILDREN ESTABLISHED SOME LITERARY CRITERIA--"PHONINESS" REFERRED TO ONE-DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERS, UNBELIEVABLE SITUATIONS AND DIALOGUE. THE CHILDREN WERE PERMITTED TO EVALUATE NEW BOOKS WHICH CAME INTO THE SCHOOL. THEY RESPONDED TO THE NEW ACTIVITY WITH ENTHUSIASM. SINCE LITERATURE DEVELOPED FOR THE DISADVANTAGED IS DIFFICULT TO FIND, TEACHERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN CURRICULA. ONE TECHNIQUE IS TO HAVE A CHILD VERBALIZE HIS IMPRESSIONS OF A TRIP AND RECORD IT ON TAPE. A SAMPLE ESSAY ENTITLED, "ROTATION POOL" WAS WRITTEN BY A CHILD ABOUT HIS CITY ACTIVITIES. THE ESSAY WAS DITTOED AND DISTRIBUTED TO THE CLASS. THEY READ IT, AND A TEST WAS GIVEN. QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION ARE GIVEN.
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Identifiers: MADISON AREA PROJECT; New York (Syracuse)