ERIC Number: ED239298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The English Teacher and the Arts.
Matthews, Dorothy, Ed.
Illinois English Bulletin, v71 n2 Win 1984
Emphasizing an aesthetic approach to language arts, this focused journal issue brings together ideas for literature and writing instruction that capitalize upon opportunities provided by all the fine arts. In general, the articles describe how field trips to art museums and theaters, film showings, in-class use of slides and pictures, and teacher-directed improvisations can supplement and enrich the English class. Specifically, the eight articles discuss (1) the connection between art and English, (2) students and cultural enrichment, (3) art and the ancient epics, (4) painting and the art of rhetoric, (5) educational drama to enhance listening skills, (6) studying the film "Citizen Kane," (7) the frame-story device, and (8) 150 adolescent novels worth reading. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Aesthetic Education, Art Activities, Class Activities, Cultural Enrichment, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Film Study, Fine Arts, Higher Education, Integrated Activities, Language Arts, Listening, Literature Appreciation, Rhetoric, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Illinois Association of Teachers of English, Executive Secretary, English Department, 608 South Wright St., Urbana, IL 61801 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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.