ERIC Number: ED157074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Gifted Students Literature in Grades Seven through Nine. Updated Edition.
Redick, Myra J.
The introduction to this curriculum guide notes problems in working with students in early adolescence and discusses the "generation gap," the value of literature for students, and the importance of planning a literature program to meet students' needs. The guide then suggests ways of helping students study heroes and heroines in folk literature, discusses epic conventions that may be treated in class, suggests a sample unit on heroes and heroines, and explains ways of helping students study the epic poem "Beowulf." Additional discussions show how the special needs of gifted students may be met by providing units on decision making, the Prometheus theme in literature, and fantasy literature. The conclusion of the guide points to adjustments and academic problems frequently faced by gifted students and stresses the importance of creating educational programs designed to meet their special needs. (GW)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Adolescents, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making, Educational Needs, English Instruction, Epics, Fantasy, Folk Culture, Literature Appreciation, Mythology, Student Needs, Student Problems, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, California 95802 ($0.65)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.