ERIC Number: ED309447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Common Ground 1989: Suggested Literature for Alaskan Schools, Grades 7-12.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Intended to assist Alaskan school districts in their own selection and promotion of reading and literature, this guide to literature for use in grades 7-12 has five purposes: (1) to encourage reading and the use of literature throughout Alaskan schools; (2) to promote the inclusion of Alaska Native literature, and minority literature, in addition to the traditional Eastern and Western classics; (3) to help curriculum planners and committees to select books and obtain ideas for thematic units using literature; (4) to stimulate local educators to evaluate the use of literature in their schools and consider ways to use it as core material and as recreational reading; and (5) to accompany the state's Model Curriculum Guide in Language Arts, K-12, supplementing the references to literature, and to promote the reading of literature as an expectation for all Alaskan students. Contents include: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction and Overview; Basic Intent of This Document; Criteria for Selection of Books; Questions for Local District Selection; Local Decision-Making Policies; Format of This Document; Alaskan Literature; Implementation Ideas; Common Agreement Statements from Professional Associations; General Genre Listings; Alphabetical Listing of Suggested Literature, Grades 9-12 (with 94 pages of listings); Anthologies of Alaska Literature by language groupings; Anthologies of Native American Writers and of Alaskan Writers; Alaskan Poets; Drama/Plays; Poetry; Short Stories; Role of Literature as a Source of History, Values, and Identity; The Right to Read; Library Bill of Rights; Source for Alaskan Literature; Description of Alaskan Associations; Book Selection Guides; and Feedback Form. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska