ERIC Number: ED176305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Ideas for the Literature Class, 7-12.
Preston, Fred, Ed.
Designed to be immediately useful and practical for language arts teachers in the secondary schools, the six articles in this monograph are illustrative not only of methods but of pedagogical processes that are the components of successful teaching. The first article offers more than 20 ways of motivating and involving the nonreader and describes the use of the contract method as a motivating device. The second article provides a step-by-step description of the process of preparing an inductive lesson plan for literature, while the third offers an illustration of the thematic approach in a literature class. The fourth article demonstrates the way composition may be integrated into the study of literature. Its suggestions include using the forms of literature for writing experiences and for extending the composition process to oral and dramatic expression. The fifth article addresses the teaching of drama as literature. After reviewing the primary elements of drama, it presents a number of activities for teachers of literature, discusses the need for excellence, and offers a list of plays. The final article contains a discussion of ways to assign and evaluate essays in the literature program. The monograph concludes with lists of sources for more ideas on literature teaching, of professional organizations, and of workshops and festivals. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document