ERIC Number: ED073459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Teaching Literature to Adolescents: Novels.
Howes, Alan B.
This book offers suggestions for prospective and practicing English teachers on ways to help students appreciate both drama and fiction. Some of the questions treated are the differences between the reading of drama and fiction; the critical tools a teacher may use in approaches to specific works; how a novel may be taught on different levels ("Huckleberry Finn" is the example discussed); how literature by black writers may be used in the classroom; and how the teacher may help an individual student to pursue his own talent and interest at the same time the class as a group shares common experiences. One section of the book contains interviews with three novelists, Alan Paton, John Knowles, and Conrad Ricter, all of whom are popular with adolescent as well as adult readers. An appendix includes two other versions of "Huckleberry Finn," the last two chapters of John Seelye's "The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," which is a retelling of Twain's story, and some selections from the script of the 1938 screenplay of the novel. A bibliography of paperback editions of the works cited in the text is included. (Author/DI)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Literature, Drama, English, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Secondary Education, United States Literature
Scott Foresman & Company, 1900 East Lake Avenue, Glenview, Ill. 60025 ($3.10 paper)
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