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ERIC Number: ED015172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 81
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Reference Count: 0
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THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE, GRADES 7-12.
CRABB, ALFRED L., JR.; WARD, WILLIAM S.
THE COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS OF THE KENTUCKY COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH PRODUCED A REPORT ON THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE, GRADES SEVEN THROUGH 12, WITH CONCRETE SUGGESTIONS FOR DEVELOPING APPRECIATION, PERCEPTION, AND A CRITICAL FRAMEWORK FOR LITERATURE. FOLLOWING AN OVERVIEW WHICH ASSESSES THE DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE AND ITS PLACE IN A LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM, THE GUIDE IS DIVIDED INTO SECTIONS ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING LITERARY GENRES--SHORT STORY, NOVEL, DRAMA, POETRY, BIOGRAPHY, ESSAY, AND ARTICLE. SECTIONS CONTAIN ACCOUNTS OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TYPES IN RELATION TO THE SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERATURE PROGRAM, WORKABLE DEFINITIONS OF THE GENRES, LISTINGS AND EXPLANATIONS OF POINTS TO CONSIDER IN THE STUDY OF EACH GENRE, AND GENERAL SUGGESTIONS FOR PRESENTATION TO STUDENTS OF VARYING ABILITIES. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GENRE IS GIVEN FOR THE BIOGRAPHY AND THE ESSAY. IN ADDITION, EACH SECTION INCLUDES EXEMPLARY TEACHING UNITS, BUILT AROUND GENERALLY FAMILIAR AND READILY AVAILABLE LITERARY SELECTIONS, FOR BOTH JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS. AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS AND SUPPLEMENTARY READINGS ARE LISTED. ALSO PRESENTED IS A VARIETY OF SUGGESTIONS FOR MAKING BOOK REPORTS CHALLENGING, CREATIVE, AND EXCITING FOR STUDENTS. THIS REPORT APPEARED IN "KENTUCKY ENGLISH BULLETIN," VOLUME 16, FALL 1966. (DL)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky Council of Teachers of English, Louisville.
Identifiers: KENTUCKY COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH