ERIC Number: ED163467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Literacy through Literature: A Cross-Cultural and Broad-Spectrum Approach to Reading and Writing Facility through Literature.
Grant, Barbara M.
This paper presents the concept of a cross-cultural and broad-spectrum approach to reading and writing that enables children to become involved with literature, encourages them to respond and produce, and motivates them to read and write. It includes sections on epic literature, books that explain natural phenomena and modern/future world phenomena, literary visual and auditory effects, and ways of incorporating images from color patterns and prints. In each instance, the author provides suggestions for reading and writing exercises that allow use of children's imaginations and permit new experiences with literary forms including mythology, science fiction, and poetic forms such as haiku. Specific books are cited as examples of the different kinds of literature for use by children. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the New Jersey Reading Teachers Association Conference (McAfee, New Jersey, March 10-12, 1978)