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ERIC Number: ED182768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Mother Goose and Doctor Seuss in Secondary School: A Parenting Curriculum for High School English Classes.
Seiden, Betty Bobo
A parenting curriculum need not be confined to the high school's home economics or social studies departments. When students are made aware that books are written for children who cannot yet read, there is no problem eliciting justifications for a unit on children's literature in the high school English class, a unit that compares the characteristics of children with the characteristics of appropriate literature. Lectures, filmstrips, movies, speakers, and discussions can be used to help the students follow children through the five developmental stages between birth and attending school. Discussion of each stage of development can be illustrated with a few examples of children's stories/books, demonstrating the techniques of reading stories to children. A residual effect of placing such a unit in the high school literature curriculum is that students lacking in language skills can experience success in the curriculum while getting needed practice in language arts. (A list of references and possible resources for the parenting/English unit is attached.) (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (69th, San Francisco, CA, November 22-24, 1979)