ERIC Number: ED346499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Approaches to Literature through Theme. The Oryx Reading Motivation Series No. 1.
Montgomery, Paula Kay
Intended to help teachers and librarians inspire students in grades 5-9 to read and keep reading, this book provides literature theme approaches and teaching strategies for reading and studying literature. Chapter 1 discusses approaches, methods, techniques, and strategies in using literature approaches to motivate reading. Chapter 2 defines a thematic approach and its advantages and disadvantages, the origin of a theme, theme exploration, and theme grouping. Thematic traits or characteristics are discussed in chapter 3, while chapter 4 deals with thematic life patterns. Chapter 5 examines thematic symbolic representations, and chapter 6 discusses thematic general truths and interactions. Each chapter also presents suggested teaching methods for teaching specific themes, student activities, and professional and student resources. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Literature Appreciation, Middle Schools, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach
Oryx Press, 4041 North Central at Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012 ($29.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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