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ERIC Number: ED064281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 154
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Teaching the Reading of Fiction: A Manual for Elementary School Teachers.
Parker, Elizabeth Ann
The purpose of this manual is to identify and characterize reading abilities that seem necessary and appropriate to the comprehension of prose fiction and to stimulate reflection on matters concerning classroom instruction in these abilities. The focus of the manual is upon those concepts and generalizations which can be useful to the classroom teacher of children of ages eight through twelve. The manual is designed to draw the teacher's attention to the nature of prose fiction as a unique way of knowing, to relate that insight to an understanding of the structural elements and methodology of prose fiction, and to help him apply these understandings to a conception of prose fiction reading abilities and to the instruction of elementary school children in the development of these abilities. The formulations presented here concerning reading abilities and teaching procedures were guided by a study of the nature of prose fiction. Literary reading abilities discussed in writings on reading instruction were analyzed in reference to this study of the structure and methodology of fiction, to suggest their power to reveal the implications of stories. (Author)
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York 10027 ($2.95)
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