ERIC Number: ED440379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Study of Plot in English. [Computer Diskette].
Part of a three-program set, this computer software provides a comprehensive range of generic questions on plot in literature. The program is comprised of: 150 questions sorted into 14 categories; supporting ideological commentary classifying question types; and a user-friendly program enabling worksheet production. It is underpinned by a Critical Literacy approach to aid the teacher who wishes to expand their understanding of the relationship between the theory and practice of English teaching. The program addresses: predictions about plot and expectations as readers; plot exposition; character construction and plot; writer's portrayal of plot; gender characteristics of plot; rising action; common plot patterns; plot conflict; stereotypical elements of plot; climax and suspense; interactive elements of character, setting, and theme; intertextual emphasis; social and cultural context of plot; and a reviewing of plot construction. (RS)
Descriptors: Characterization, Class Activities, English Instruction, English Literature, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices, Literature Appreciation, Questioning Techniques, Secondary Education
New Horizons Educational Computing Services, P.O. Box 658, 147 Faulkner St., Armidale, NSW 2350, Australia ($79.95 Australian currency for single disk in Macintosh or Windows format). Tel: 800-023-069 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-808-656 (Toll Free); Web site: http://nh.com.au; e-mail: email@example.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Machine-Readable Data Files
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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