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ERIC Number: ED053571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 164
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The Creative Teacher.
Evans, William H., Ed.
These essays suggest ways of teaching literature to junior and senior high school students for whom traditional methods don't work. Several essays suggest an individualized reading program, in which a student reads selections that concern his own particular interests, as a good approach. The importance of allowing students a lot of freedom to talk, rather than structuring the discussion too closely, is stressed in an essay which features a three-book unit including "Shane,""The Pearl," and "The Red Badge of Courage." Since today's students have so intimate an acquaintance with the mass media, two essays suggest augmenting traditional discussions with pictures, slides, tape recordings, and filmmaking. A method suggested for presenting books with a first person narrator like "A Separate Peace" and "Demian" is to assign papers which confront students with the same kinds of decisions the narrators of these books faced in telling their stories. Among the other essay topics are writing about literature, literature for the slow student, and an expanded view of the scope of English literature. (JK)
Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019 ($1.25)
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