ERIC Number: ED040177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Readings on Creativity and Imagination in Literature and Language.
Kosinski, Leonard V., Ed.
Readings in this book have been selected to show how creativity and imagination can be the central focus in a literature and language arts curriculum for the elementary grades. Selections are divided into four parts, each with a different emphasis. Part 1 contains three articles which trace the development of imaginative literature and stress the importance of developing a child's sense of fantasy, and six articles which examine the distinguishing characteristics of creativity and its relation to classroom activities. Part 2 includes readings which emphasize the importance of children's literature and present innovative thought about the teaching of reading. Articles in Part 3 explore the development and use of language by children, new grammars, changes occurring within language, aspects of nonverbal communication, and the use of mass media in education. Readings in Part 4 discuss the teaching of the language arts, especially literature, language usage, pantomime, and poetry. (JM)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Classroom Communication, Creativity, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Grammar, Imagination, Language Arts, Language Usage, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Mass Media, Nonverbal Communication, Pantomime, Poetry, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
Note: Supplements the television series "English for Elementary Teachers" distributed by National Instructional Television Center, Bloomington, Indiana