ERIC Number: ED396223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Fishes, Ferdinand, and Flannelgraph Fun: Using Literature as an Intervention.
Turner, Barbara D.
School psychologists are seeking ways to expand their role in regular education, and to find new intervention techniques for working with at-risk and exceptional students. Literature may be used to introduce specific topics for discussion, to increase interest in reading for at-risk students, to build readiness skills, to reinforce classroom learning, or as a demonstration of techniques for the teacher. Literature applications may be used with whole classes, small groups, or one-on-one sessions. The 112 literary works in this annotated bibliography could serve as springboards for discussion of friendship, individual differences, problem-solving skills, social skills, and exploration of multicultural values. Each annotation provides a capsule plot synopsis for each work referenced, and many of the annotations briefly mention possible classroom applications for particular works. Annotations may also indicate if classroom learning can be enriched by introducing techniques such as flannelgraph, character dolls, storytelling gloves or puppets, or retelling stories from a different perspective. High interest writing assignments may be generated from the stories and activities. (TS)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (Atlanta, GA, March 12-16, 1996).