ERIC Number: ED335649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Aesthetic Reading and Response. Theory and Research into Practice (TRIP) Series.
Anderson, Philip M.; Rubano, Gregory
Observing that basal readers and standardized testing lead teachers to focus on facts when dealing with novels or poetry in class, this monograph discusses research on response to literature. The monograph also presents classroom activities designed to allow students to explore the forms, the language, and the imagery of fiction, poetry, and essays--activities which recognize the power of literature to trigger personal insights and expand awareness. Activities presented in the monograph include: (1) Altering Text; (2) Verbal Scales; (3) Choosing Critical Questions; (4) Literary Cloze Techniques; (5) Imagic Umbrellas; (6) Dependent Authorship; and (7) Poetry as Response to Poetry and Prose. A note on curriculum and instruction concludes the monograph. A 67-item bibliography is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Essays, Fiction, Poetry, Reader Response, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Writing Assignments
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.