ERIC Number: ED426713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Using Literature in the Middle School Curriculum.
Hurst, Carol Otis; Otis, Rebecca
This book brings together the methods and philosophy for the extensive use of trade books in the middle school curriculum. Novels, picture books and non-fiction materials are summarized. A section on classroom techniques presents an investigation and description of some classroom organizational and management systems and techniques to facilitate the use of literature as a basis of study. In another section, 18 fully developed themes are presented that enable educators to bring literature into other areas of the curriculum. In addition, 29 literary works are explored through further activities in the classroom and library. A section on literary study that includes symbolism, foreshadowing and flashbacks helps teachers guide students to an analytical level in their reading and writing. (Contains author, illustrator, and title index.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary School Curriculum, Fiction, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Literature, Middle Schools, Nonfiction, Novels, Reading Materials, Teaching Methods
Linworth Publishing, Inc., 480 East Wilson Bridge Rd., Suite L, Worthington, OH 43085-2372 ($36.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A