ERIC Number: ED396285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Sketching Stories, Stretching Minds: Responding Visually to Literature.
This book captures the power of young people's visual responses to literature. It recounts the experience of a teacher who encouraged her students to respond to their readings through sketched interpretations--and, like pieces of writing, the sketches became a vital part of the curriculum as vehicles for discussion and reflective tools for understanding. The book shows how the strategy was implemented and refined to fit the needs of a seventh-grade classroom. From that perspective, the book is a model for teacher research. The book should be especially useful for upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers looking for ways to expand literary interpretation and self-evaluation in the classroom. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Activities, English Instruction, Freehand Drawing, Grade 7, Instructional Innovation, Intermediate Grades, Literature Appreciation, Reader Response, Secondary Education
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($18.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Artistic Thought; Sketching; Visually Evoked Responses
Note: Foreword by Jerome C. Harste.