ERIC Number: ED316853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Literature into Middle School Reading Classrooms. ERIC Digest.
Johns, Jerry L.; Davis, Susan J.
One way that success in integrating literature into middle school classrooms has been achieved is by the systematic study of different genres of literature. Through a variety of activities, students can be engaged in comparisons, contrasts, and other higher-level thinking skills. Response journals, in which students react to their reading by writing, provide another avenue to promote reflection about the literature being read. To develop student interest in reading literature, teachers might try the following techniques: (1) suggest books that match student interest; (2) read literature aloud to the students; (3) give students time to read in class; and (4) make a great number of books available to students. (RS)
Descriptors: Intermediate Grades, Journal Writing, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Literary Genres, Literature Appreciation, Middle Schools, Reader Response, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Instruction, Reading Interests, Reading Material Selection, Supplementary Reading Materials, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Bloomington, IN.