Clarifies the "efferent" and "aesthetic" stance on Louise Rosenblatt's theoretical continuum by relating her model to the plot, characters, and scenes in Lois Lowry's "The Giver." Shows that Rosenblatt's view applies to the ways readers read texts and to the way characters in the texts read their text-worlds. Presents implications for aesthetic reading instruction. (RS)
Theme: Literary Study and Literacy Instruction. Published by the Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English. Journal availability: Journal of Children's Literature, The Ohio State University, School of Teaching and Learning, 333 Arps Hall, 1945 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210.