ERIC Number: ED236607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Writing from Literature.
Gallo, Donald R.
Exercise Exchange, v27 n1 p32-34 Fall 1982
An approach to writing for junior high through college writing and literature classes is presented in this brief article. AUTHOR'S COMMENT (excerpt): Writing from literature, instead of only about literature, can provide creative approaches to the study of literary works. The activities listed can be done in conjunction with the study of a single assigned book, or--in junior and senior high school--they can take the place of the traditional book report on outside reading. CLASSROOM EXERCISE (excerpt): (1) Pick a book you've read. (2) Pick a key character from that book. (3) Choose one major problem that character has. (4) Write a letter that your character might write about that problem to Ann Landers or Dear Abby. (5) When the writing is finished, place all the letters in a pile and scramble them. (6) Blindly select a letter from the pile. (7) As if you are Ann or Abby, write a response to the problem expressed in that letter. OTHER ACTIVITIES: Fifteen additional, increasingly complex, topics for writing from literature are described. Three sets of assignments containing multiple activities for a single work are suggested for "A Separate Peace,""When Legends Die," and "Macbeth." (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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