ERIC Number: ED219778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Using Junior Novels to Develop Language and Thought: Five Integrative Teaching Guides.
Weaver, Constance, Ed.
Another Day, Another Pineapple, spec iss 1 Spr 1981
This monograph consists of teaching guides for five junior novels: "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing"; "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH"; "Across Five Aprils"; "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"; and "Harriet the Spy." Each unit is intended (1) to enhance the creative process; (2) to foster cognitive development at the concrete operational level; (3) to introduce issues and concepts leading to formal operational thought; (4) to enhance all curriculum areas, integratively, using the novel as a common focus; (5) to enhance social interaction and self-awareness through group and individual work; (6) to foster reading appreciation; (7) to provide a basis for self-exploration; (8) to develop a broader understanding of the world; and (9) to foster better understanding of and greater tolerance for the viewpoints and lifestyles of others. Included for each unit is a brief summary of the plot and major characters of the novel, an extensive set of discussion questions, and suggestions for numerous activities that integrate reading of the novel with other aspects of the entire curriculum. (HOD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Cognitive Development, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Self Concept, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL (Stock No. 56142, $4.00 non-member, $3.50 member).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Language Arts Society, Kalamazoo, MI.
Note: The Language Arts Society is a student affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.