ERIC Number: ED413475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Missing May. Author: Cynthia Rylant. Trade Book Teaching Ideas from the OLRC Reading Group. Teacher to Teacher Series.
Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.
This three-page guide provides teaching suggestions for learning activities for adult literacy education classes using the book "Missing May" by Cynthia Rylant. This book is about a 12-year-old girl, Summer, who has lived with her Aunt May and Uncle Ob since she was 6 years old. After May's death, Summer, Ob and a neighborhood boy begin to deal with their grief. Chapter-by-chapter suggestions are given, along with culminating activities for the entire book. The teaching techniques have been field-tested in a rural Cincinnati (Ohio) adult literacy class. Comments from the teacher who field-tested the suggestions as well as from the women students involved are included in this paper. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.