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ERIC Number: ED116226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 130
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The Child as Critic: Teaching Literature in the Elementary School.
Sloan, Glenna Davis
This book is intended for teachers, prospective teachers, language arts supervisors, designers of curriculum, and others interested in the teaching of English in the elementary school. Subjects covered include reasons why literature should be part of a child's education, what it means to "teach" and "study" literature, the foundation necessary for the development of learning sequences that can lead to significant literary understandings, the translation of educational and literary theory into practice, and procedures useful in helping children compose stories and poems on their own. Numerous examples of teaching strategies are offered. These include specifics related to planning lessons designed to foster literary understandings; details as to procedures, such as discussion techniques; and suggestions for suitable content to use in learning sequences. An annotated list of selected professional references and a bibliography of all poems and stories cited in the text concludes the book. (TS)
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 ($4.95 paper)
Publication Type: Books
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