ERIC Number: ED333480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Toward a Complete Response to Literature; Discussion Clusters, Guides and Writing.
Donlan, Dan; Hough, David L.
This paper articulates a framework for the development and integration of three instructional strategies--discussion, reading and learning from text guides, and writing--to teach secondary school students how to produce independent and productive responses to literature. An explanation of the need for and rationale behind an integrated approach is presented first, followed by a series of developmental strategies for moving from a teacher directed to a student initiated method of responding to literature. The article proposes a five-phase instructional process for integrating these strategies, and demonstrates how discussion, guides, and writing fit into the five-phase instructional approach by providing concrete examples drawn from specific literary works. The paper advocates the integration of instructional methods and processes to form a model for developing independent student responses to literature. (Two figures are included; 19 references are attached.) (PRA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Aesthetic Reading; Student Initiated Activities