ERIC Number: ED314757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Common Ground 1989: Suggested Literature for Alaskan Schools, Grades K-8.
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 K-8 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 activity expected of 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; a note on the importance of Alaskan literature; a note on Implementation Ideas; Common Agreement Statements from Professional Associations; General Genre Listings; Alphabetical Listing of Suggested Literature (an annotated bibliography making up the greater part of the document); Recommended Authors Who Have Series or Bodies of Work (a list); Alaska Native Literature Anthologies (a list); "Role of Literature as a Source of History, Values and Identity" (excerpted from a paper by Edna MacLean); "The Right to Read" (an open letter from the National Council of Teachers of English); Library Bill of Rights; Sources for Alaskan Literature; a list of Alaskan associations represented on the Literature Panel responsible for this publication; Book Selection Guides; and Feedback Form. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska