ERIC Number: ED033139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Oral Interpretation and the Teaching of English: A Collection of Readings.
Fernandez, Thomas L., Ed.
The 10 readings collected in this volume emphasize the value of oral interpretation as an approach to teaching literature in the secondary school. Wallace A. Bacon indicates how the act of interpretation as it is experienced in the reader's mind can recreate the act of literature. Frances L. McCurdy, Margaret M. Neville, and Allen Bales discuss oral interpretation as an approach to teaching literature, as an aid to understanding literature, and as an extension of literary study. William J. Friederich presents methods of teaching delivery techniques of oral interpretation, and Elizabeth Worrell offers suggestions on using the short story in readers theatre presentations. The value of oral interpretation for literary analysis and appreciation in sequential literature programs is discussed by Clarence W. Hach; reasons for reading to high school students are provided by Vernell G. Doyle; and the value of oral interpretation in directing and motivating the outside reading of high school students is described by Dorothy Matthews. T. L. Fernandez outlines the findings and recommendations of the ISCPET conference on oral interpretation. (LH)
Descriptors: Dramatics, English Instruction, Independent Reading, Interpretive Reading, Language Rhythm, Literary Criticism, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Literature Programs, Oral English, Oral Interpretation, Oral Reading, Poetry, Sequential Approach, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 26965, $1.35)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State-Wide Curriculum Study Center in the Preparation of Secondary English Teachers, Urbana.