ERIC Number: ED049249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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The Technique of the Infelicitous Alternative.
Illinois English Bulletin, v58 n1 p18-20 Oct 1970
An effective teaching method, the technique of changing crucial characteristics of a literary work and presenting students with unsuitable alternatives leads the students to their own discovery of the artistic appropriateness of the original. Examples may be seen in each of three representative areas of English: (1) poetry--substitute words to alter sounds, rhyme, rhythm or meaning; (2) fiction--change character behavior or motivation, plot, title, point of view, structure, or style; and (3) composition--teach variety by examining poorly written paragraphs, topic sentences, and conclusions; teach transitions by altering or removing them. (JMC)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Association of Teachers of English, Urbana.