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ERIC Number: ED265543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Reading Literature: Integrating Close Reading, Responding, and Writing--A Model for Teaching.
Blake, Robert W.
Noting National Assessment of Educational Progress findings that indicate students have difficulty analyzing literature, this paper presents a model for teaching students the process of reading and responding to literature in an orderly manner. Following an introduction to the problem of literature analysis in the schools, the model is discussed in terms of (1) developing a rationale for using a particular work in the classroom, (2) general instructional objectives for the literature course, and (3) characteristics of teaching strategies suitable for the literature classroom. Guidelines for discussing a story in class are described, including categories of questions to which students can respond. The next elements discussed are ways to help students understand metaphor, and two passages by Ray Bradbury are given--one verbatim, the other devoid of the author's figurative language. Questions for exploring metaphors are included. Finally, the model's activities for evaluating student performance, for both teacher and students, are presented. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A