ERIC Number: ED279012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Readers, Texts, Teachers.
Corcoran, Bill, Ed.; Evans, Emrys, Ed.
Focusing on the need to offer and encourage the experience of reading literature in elementary schools, the essays in this book (1) explicate the range of theory known as reader-response criticism; (2) argue its distinctive relevance to the needs of young, developing readers; and (3) indicate how classroom practices might be changed to accommodate the insights offered by reader-response theorists. The following articles are included: "Readers, Texts, Teachers" (C. Young); "Readers Recreating Texts" (E. Evans); "Teachers Creating Readers" (B. Corcoran); "The Stories that Readers Tell" (R. Protherough); "Rendering Literature Accessible" (L. Brown); "Writing from Reading--'Dependent Authorship' as a Response" (P. Adams); "Reading/Writing in the Culture of the Classroom" (C. Young and E. Robinson); "Writing and Literature: Monitoring and Examining" (L. Stratta and J. Dixon); "Responding to Poetry: Create, Comprehend, Criticize" (M. Travers); "The Hidden Life of a Drama Text" (R. Arnold); and "Post Reader-Response: The Deconstructive Critique" (P. Gilbert). Together, these essays affirm the explanatory power of reader-oriented theory and, in their range of concerns, encourage teachers to conduct investigations of the transformation of real texts by real readers in their own classrooms. (JD)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Poetry, Reader Response, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection, Reading Processes, Reading Writing Relationship, Teaching Methods
Boynton/Cook PUblishers, Inc., 52 Upper Montclair Plaza, P.O. Box 860, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 ($10.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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