ERIC Number: ED298499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Children's Literature in a Middle School Language Arts Curriculum through a Planned Cognitive and Affective Program of Instruction.
Restrepo, Jane Simi
Carried out as the practicum of a doctoral program in early and middle childhood education, this report describes the development of a children's literature program for a middle school in a lower middle-class neighborhood in Florida where reading scores were below district and national norms, and where a literature anthology of condensed books or short stories was the only reading text used. Chapter 1 introduces the setting and the author; Chapter 2 discusses the problem and its causes. Goals are stated in Chapter 3; Chapter 4 describes the solution strategy; and Chapter 5 presents results (indicating that students benefited from and enjoyed the children's literature program and developed a working knowledge of literary elements as well as creative and critical thinking skills), conclusions, and recommendations. Three tables of data are included; 63 references and 20 appendixes conclude the report. A curriculum guide follows, forming the second major section of this document. The guide has eight chapters, corresponding to the eight literary genres dealt with in the children's literature program. Each chapter contains lists of vocabulary words and discussion questions for several books of each genre. A 65-item bibliography concludes the guide. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale. Center for the Advancement of Education.
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.