ERIC Number: ED161452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Bloodied and Beaten, Perhaps, But the Printed Word Lives.
Katz, Sheldon F.
The printed word is now only part of education, yet society presents a paradox to the classroom teacher by offering many attractive alternatives to reading while demanding "back to basics." Children no longer are obliged to read for enjoyment or entertainment as long as television is easily available. Parents should start taking responsibility for children using the printed word, and teachers should be willing to acknowledge the presence of media in the classroom. Several projects through which teachers can motivate reading skills while incorporating media include: (1) cutting pictures from newspapers and magazines to represent a plot line, (2) making slide presentations of that same plot line (this can be accomplished with or without a camera), and (3) making movies adapted from favorite novels. Television in the classroom can also be made into a creative experience. Through filmstrips produced in class, students have produced book reports, taught grammar to peer groups, given step by step scientific revelations, and shown how-to-do-it in math. (JEG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: For related document, see IR 006 619