ERIC Number: ED042745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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Literature: External Forms.
Regional Curriculum Project, Atlanta, GA.
This curriculum guide, developed as part of a total English curriculum for pre-kindergarten through grade 10, suggests that students can best understand literature by understanding its recurring external forms or genres, and includes (1) an overview describing the four literary genres of drama, narrative poetry, narrative fiction, and lyric poetry in terms of the ways in which works are presented, (2) 35 items of selected knowledge to be taught sequentially, from the simplest roles that characters perform in a dramatic action to the more complex aspects of the historical development of a culture's lyric poetry, and (3) proposed sequential learning experiences, which at the elementary level include such activities as children hearing, studying, and dramatizing a narrative poem; at the junior high level, students composing lyric poems after hearing patterns of sound in the poems of Robert Frost, James Joyce, and Carl Sandburg; and at the senior high level, students learning to perceive relationships between author, characters' actions, and the audience in Sophocles'"Antigone" or in Cervantes'"Don Quixote." (See also TE 001 638.) (JB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Drama, Elementary Education, English Curriculum, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten, Language Rhythm, Literary Devices, Literary Genres, Literature, Lyric Poetry, Narration, Novels, Poetry, Preschool Education, Secondary Education, Sequential Approach, Short Stories, Writing (Composition)
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Authoring Institution: Regional Curriculum Project, Atlanta, GA.