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ERIC Number: ED147817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Can Literature be Taught?
Sloan, Glenna Davis
This article supports the view that it is not only possible but also essential that literature be taught in elementary schools, arguing that literature belongs at the center of a school's language arts curriculum. The question of how literature may be taught and learned is discussed, and explicit suggestions for its study are delineated. Specific instructional methods include questioning techniques, using examples of figurative language as models for student writing, developing student awareness of literature's continuity by comparing the old (biblical and classical mythology) with the new (contemporary short stories and comics), and discussing methods, techniques, and themes in storytelling. References to works of children's literature are included. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Conference on Language Arts in the Elementary School (9th, Phoenix, Arizona, April 22-24, 1977)