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ERIC Number: ED236600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Classroom Partners: Literature and the Printed Media.
Kutiper, Karen
Exercise Exchange, v26 n2 p37-38 Spr 1982
An approach to teaching the novel to high school students by tying literature and the printed media (newspapers and magazines) together is described in this brief article. PROCEDURE (excerpt): To link the study of the printed media to the study of the novel, book reviews, one positive and one negative, were duplicated for classroom use. Students were asked to identify the reviewer's attitude in each, to summarize the plot, and to compare the effectiveness of each review. Then the students collected a minimum of four book reviews of current fiction. They used the "Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature" to locate and read the reviews and prepared an oral presentation based on their findings. Several important outcomes resulted: (1) students discovered that there was such a thing as a book review section in their local newspapers; (2) they became aware of the power of language; and (3) the printed media was recognized as a source of infomation other than sports statistics and available entertainment. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A