ERIC Number: ED290149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Literature Grade 9: Integrating the Communication Arts. The Essay. Experimental.
Silver, Nettie; Young, Dennis
Designed to demonstrate a variety of ways in which listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities can be built around the study of essays, this collection of materials, lessons, and activities deals with some of the most frequently taught expository essays in New York City ninth-grade classrooms. The document begins with a general introduction to teaching the essay, including suggestions for teaching the genre to ninth-grade students. A resource unit on teaching the essay follows, providing information on the nature of essays, as well as the following: (1) ninth-grade performance objectives; (2) research/enrichment activities; and (3) approaches. Ten interconnected sample lessons, each aimed at teaching a different aspect of essays, comprise the main part of the guide. Also included are appendixes containing important vocabulary, a discussion of the thematic organization of essays, and a bibliography with 11 citations. (SKC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Essays, Expository Writing, Grade 9, Integrated Curriculum, Junior High Schools, Literature Appreciation, Nonfiction, Units of Study, Writing Instruction
New York City Board of Education, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, 131 Livingston St., Room 613, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Note: For other documents in this series, see CS 211 011-015.