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ERIC Number: ED155705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Pages: 9
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Course Projects for Open-Admission Literature Students: Challenging the Student Who Can't Write.
Collins, Terence
The eight course projects listed in this paper are designed specifically for a freshman-level open admissions course in children's literature, but they can be adapted to fit the needs of any beginning "topics" literature course that has students with widely varied preparation, ability, and goals. The projects include telling and reading stories; compiling an ethnic, national, or problem-focused reading list; making a journal of children's reactions to stories (or of students' reactions to topical reading materials); writing a children's story; leading children in writing poetry; making a crosscultural comparison of folktales; and writing an essay on a fairy tale from the viewpoint of Bruno Bettelheim. Whatever the topic of the course, the teacher can create a set of projects similar to these and stimulate the interests of students from a variety of backgrounds and with a variety of writing abilities. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association (Chicago, December 1977)