ERIC Number: ED346500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Approaches to Literature through Genre. The Oryx Reading Motivation Series No. 2.
Van Vliet, Lucille W.
Intended to help teachers and librarians stimulate middle school students' reading curiosity, this book provides practical and useful units for the study of literary genres that include stimulating, enjoyable, and meaningful activities. The book contains nine chapters. Chapter 1 presents a curriculum planning blueprint for teaching literature for students. Each of the remaining chapters offers teaching tips and student activities addressing a particular genre--humor, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, animal fiction, and adventure--and discusses how that genre can motivate student readers. Each chapter also: (1) focuses on an element of literature (tone, plot, design/illustration, theme, characterization, setting, point of view, and style); (2) provides detailed annotated resources illustrating its use, and (3) focuses on a particular critical thinking and communication skill. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Literary Devices, Literary Genres, Literature Appreciation, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Student Motivation, Units of Study
The Oryx Press, 4041 North Central at Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
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Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
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