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ERIC Number: ED013809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 153
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Reference Count: 0
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A CURRICULUM FOR ENGLISH, GRADE 4, UNITS 34-44.
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Curriculum Development Center.
GRADE FOUR OF THE NEBRASKA ENGLISH CURRICULUM EXTENDS AND REINFORCES CONCEPTS INTRODUCED IN PREVIOUS GRADES. AMERICAN FOLK LITERATURE, WITH ITS HEROES EXEMPLIFYING HEROIC QUALITIES OF THE CULTURE, IS STUDIED FOR ITS APPEAL TO STUDENTS AND ITS USE OF DESCRIPTIVE AND FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE. EFFECTIVE USE OF PHONOLOGICAL PATTERNS IS ILLUSTRATED IN "CHARLOTTE'S WEB" AND "BRIGHTY OF GRAND CANYON." IN "HOMER PRICE," FABULOUS AND PLAUSIBLE ADVENTURES ARE CONTRASTED AND PLOT PATTERN IS ANALYZED TO POINT TOWARD THE STUDY OF THE MODERN EPIC FORM. "HIAWATHA'S FASTING" AND THREE GREEK MYTHS EXPRESSING THE MORAL IDEALISM OF TWO CULTURES ARE USED TO FURTHER CHILDREN'S KNOWLEDGE OF THE MYTH. THE READING OF AESOP'S FABLES, STUDIED MORE ANALYTICALLY HERE THAN IN PREVIOUS FABLE UNITS, LEADS TO THE CHILDREN'S DRAMATIZATIONS OF STORIES WITH MORALS. "A BROTHER FOR THE ORPHELINES" POINTS OUT SIMILARITIES IN EMOTIONS AND BEHAVIOR OF CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT CULTURES. FINALLY, TWO BIOGRAPHIES--"WILLA" AND "LEIF THE LUCKY"--ARE READ FOR THEIR SIMPLE AND ACCURATE PRESENTATION OF FACT, THEIR VIVID CHARACTERIZATIONS, THEIR PORTRAYAL OF THE PASSAGE OF TIME, AND THEIR REVELATION OF EVERY SIDE OF A SUBJECT. THIS MANUAL IS AVAILABLE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS, 215 NEBRASKA HALL, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA 68508. (SEE ALSO TE 000 048, TE 000 054, AND TE 000 055.) (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Curriculum Development Center.
Identifiers: NEBRASKA CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT CENTER