ERIC Number: ED210698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Six Novels as Parables: A Literature Unit for Grades 9-10.
Stevens, John H.
The unit of study offered in this paper is designed to guide the analysis of a representative sample of modern fiction from four English-speaking countries: the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. Annotations of six novels are offered to show both how their main characters are young people coping with an intensely painful problem and how the novels are useful for study by ninth and tenth grade students. An outline presents ways in which the teacher might lead the whole class in studying a core novel--in this case, "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck--to prepare the class to read a book critically. Also offered are headings under which students can organize interpretive comments on "The Pearl," a list of topics for further exploration of the novel, suggestions for organizing and evaluating the study of several novels after studying "The Pearl" intensively, and a study guide for students discussing the novel in small groups. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English (14th, Vancouver, Canada, May 11-16, 1981).