ERIC Number: ED343148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
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Fostering "Fruitful" Responses to Literature with Introductory Activities.
Johannessen, Larry R.
This paper presents four introductory activities designed to help students with their reading problems, motivate them to read, and help them turn their interpretations of literature into effective compositions. The paper presents samples for each of the four activities ("Opinionnaires," Scenarios, Simulations, and Role Playing), discussions concerning implementation of the activity, and follow-up writing activities. The paper concludes that introductory activities can enliven literary study, help students learn how to interpret and write about literature, and help them become more independent learners. A 35-item bibliography and workshop activity sheets are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Motivation
Note: Workshop presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Spring Institutes "Writing about Literature" (Orlando, FL, March 20-21, 1992 and Columbus, OH, April 10-11, 1992).