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ERIC Number: ED144097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Fantasy in Literature.
This report discusses the opposition to fantasy, as well as the support for it, both as an activity of the mind and as literature, and concludes that fantasy literature is useful in promoting language development and literature appreciation. The report then discusses characteristics of fantasy literature, lists works suitable for class use, and offers suggestions for teaching fantasy literature at various grade levels. Suggestions are provided for guiding classes in studying myths, specific fairy tales, and works by Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Stephens, and C.S. Lewis. The report includes a bibliography of additional resource materials that deal with fantasy and fantasy literature. (GW)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Fantasy, Language Acquisition, Literary Criticism, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Mythology, Reading Materials, Tales, Teaching Methods
NEA Order Dept., The Academic Building, Saw Mill Road, West Haven, Connecticut 06516 ($3.50 paper)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.