ERIC Number: ED400552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
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Using Literature as a Vehicle for Writing.
Stange, Terrence V.; Wyant, Susan L.
The approach of parody writing dates back to ancient Greece. Unlike traditional parody that usually develops satire of an author's work, a form of primary parody writing can be used in the classroom to help children develop connections with text as they express their own ideas. Parody writing is useful with children in grade 3 and has potential with other primary grades. Parody writing builds on the rhythm and rhyming pattern established in text often leading to a humorous result. Children create their own meaningful stories against the backdrop of who, what, when, where, and why to organize their story lines. Children learn to develop parody stories by listening to other stories with pattern, examining the content of picture books, brainstorming and webbing ideas as a total class, and then webbing ideas individually, developing a draft of a story using a theme in a patterned story, peer editing and sharing, and, finally, publishing a story book for everyone to read and enjoy. (An example of an illustrated parody story created by a third grader is included. (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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