ERIC Number: ED347503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy through Literature. Proceedings of the Annual Conference and Course on Literacy (38th, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 1991).
Koebler, Saundra, Comp.; And Others
This conference proceedings is the result of a week-long conference and course focusing on the use of literature programs in the development of literacy skills and the attainment of broader educational outcomes. The proceedings includes speeches by keynote speakers, session presentations, graduate student papers, and middle school student papers. Keynote papers are: "Acting Meaning: The Play of Reading" (Shirley Brice Heath and Shelby Anne Wolf); "Remembering Pennsylvania" (Lois Lowry); "Families and Literacy: Building Social and Cultural Continuity" (Vivian L. Gadsden); "The Secret of the Lifetime Reader or the Clue in the Classroom" (Elizabeth Segel); and "The Secret of the Life-Long Reader or the Clue in the Classroom" (Margaret Mary Kimmel). Session presentations are:"Helping Parents and Teachers Develop Positive Dispositions toward Reading in Preschool Children" (Donna DiPrima Bickel); "Rights without Labels: A Mainstreaming Project" (Nicolette Armstrong and others); "Literacy through Experimental Verse: Selected Works of e. e. Cummings" (Albert C. Labriola); "Enriching Early Literacy with Long-Term Projects" (Jeanette Allison Hartman); "The Heartwood Project: An Ethics Curriculum for Children" (Eleanor Gettleman and others); "Liberty, Learning, and Literacy: Promoting Higher Order Thinking in the Social Studies Classroom" (Caryn M. King and William E. McDonald); "Teaching after the Summer Institute: Where I've Been and Where I'm Going" (Mimi Botkin); "Reaching back, Moving Forward: An Intergenerational Approach to Literacy and Literature" (George R. Skornickel, Jr.); "Promoting Literacy through Bibliotherapy" (Lelia Allen); "The Ethnic Mosaic: Multicultural Books for All Our Children" (Joan Brest Friedberg); and "Writing Workshops for Children" (Karen Waggoner). The three graduate student papers are: "Whole Language Makes Learning Fun, Even in High School" (Shandel Gilbert); "Ownership" (Marion E. Gosson); and "World War II: Through the Eyes of Literature" (Elizabeth Tihey Harbist and Edith P. Jones). The five middle school papers, briefly introduced by Patricia Thomas, are: "Being Black In America" (Sahara Bey); "Untitled" (Edward Caldwell); "When I Grow Up" (Brandy Fleming); "My Scariest Experience" (Maurice Harvey); and "Untitled" (Erica Hatcher). (RS)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Ethics, Family Involvement, Junior High Schools, Literacy, Literature Appreciation, Middle Schools, Multicultural Education, Poetry, Reading Habits, Social Studies, Student Writing Models, Summer Programs, Thinking Skills, Whole Language Approach, World War II
University of Pittsburgh, Forbes Quadrangle 5T, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.