ERIC Number: ED023673
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Publication Date: 1965-Aug
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Writing and Literature in the Secondary School.
Gordon, Edward J., Ed.
The 18 essays in this volume originated as talks given at the Yale Conferences on the Teaching of English. The first nine discuss where and how to begin writing, the subject matter and organization of student compositions, the relation of writing to reading and grammar, methods used to mark papers, and the evaluation and function of both expository and creative writing. The remaining essays on literature deal with the teaching of poetry; the structure of the novel; the reading of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and "Romeo and Juliet"; three views of the human personality in "The Scarlet Letter,""Walden," and "The Red Badge of Courage"; and the thematic approach to literature through a comparison of three poems on a single theme. (LH)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Critical Reading, English Instruction, Expository Writing, Fiction, Grading, Grammar, Literary Criticism, Literary History, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Poetry, Reading, United States Literature, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820 (Stock No. 05407; $4.75 nonmembers, $4.25 members).
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