ERIC Number: ED225148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Popular Literature: Its Compatibility with the Basics.
Matthews, Dorothy, Ed.
Illinois English Bulletin, v70 n2 Win 1983
This special journal issue contains nine articles on the subject of using popular literature in the classroom. Subjects covered in the articles include (1) using vernacular supernatural literature to teach the skills of literary analysis, (2) teaching Agatha Christie's "Curtain," (3) pairing the classics with detective fiction, (4) using fantasy literature with students afraid of great literature, (5) the classroom potential of science fiction, (6) the novels of S.E. Hinton, (7) using adolescent fiction to teach values clarification, (8) using traditional fables in the classroom, and (9) encouraging student involvement through popular books. A concluding article discusses ways to cope with censorship. (JL)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Popular Culture, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Student Interests, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Association of Teachers of English, Urbana.
Note: The Illinois Association of Teachers of English is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.