ERIC Number: ED217391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Guided Literature: An English Course for Non-Motivated Juniors and Seniors.
Pheifer, Denise A.
A year-long study designed to create a high school English course entitled "Guided Literature" is described in this report. The described course was intended to provide literature instruction for nonmotivated poor readers at the eleventh and twelfth grade levels, and was structured so that students could read materials they found enjoyable or to which they could relate personally. The first chapter of the report (1) identifies the target group of the study and describes the school and its English curriculum; (2) delineates how the proposed course would reaffirm the value of literature for poor readers and highlights the differences between this course and traditional literature courses; (3) discusses the purposes of the study; (4) details the procedures and activities used during the study; and (5) presents a list of terms and definitions listed in the study. The second chapter describes the motivation techniques, reading materials, and teaching methods to be used in the course, while the third chapter discusses suggested teacher behaviors and the various components of the course. The fourth chapter contains the actual course description that was produced in the study. Sample reading guides for materials to be used in the course are appended. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reluctant Readers
Note: M.A. Thesis, Cardinal Stritch College.