ERIC Number: ED396337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Genres of Literature. Thematic Study Guides & Bibliographies.
Withington, Janice J.
Aimed at helping students in grades 5-8 read and enjoy more varieties of literature as well as promoting more writing, this guide offers materials which use a thematic approach to reading, writing, and literature. The guide provides reproducible and hands-on activity ideas plus bibliographies for the genres of realistic fiction, animal tales, biography, historical fiction, nonfiction, news reporting/media, mystery, science fiction and fantasy, poetry, and plays. Activity ideas for Newbery Award winners are also provided. The book uses a whole language approach to the teaching of reading and writing to middle grade students--an important element involves helping students understand how they learn (metacognition) and developing strategies that encourage organized learning. The book is divided into sections corresponding to each literary genre with a bibliography at the end of each section. Appendixes contain assessment pages, vocabulary worksheets, Bloom's taxonomy, reading conference questions, and author style worksheets. (NKA)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Class Activities, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Literary Genres, Literature Appreciation, Middle Schools, Thematic Approach, Whole Language Approach
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Aesthetic Reading; Trade Books; Writing Development