ERIC Number: ED450394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Fortifying the English Department Curriculum with Literature Enrichment To Heighten Student Learning as Evinced in the Advanced Placement English Program for Senior-Level Students.
This practicum was designed to increase student exposure to literature enrichment opportunities, to further develop student understanding and appreciation of literature, and to intensify the long-lasting effects of literature study and enrichment. A diverse literature enrichment program was designed and was presented to the 35 students enrolled in the researcher's two sections of Advanced Placement English. The researcher created an enrichment series for a full year of Advanced Placement curriculum that encompassed the genres of novel, drama, and poetry. The series included a variety of aesthetic and experiential literature enrichment activities, incorporated instruction on the various literary genres, and involved the reading and the critical analysis of a comprehensive and intensive literature collection. Even though all outcomes were not achieved, analysis of the qualitative data revealed that literature enrichment activities can greatly impact student academic and affective growth, can enhance critical and creative thinking skills, can deepen understanding and appreciation of literature, and can provide long-lasting benefits to learning. (Contains 52 references. Appendixes contain 2 survey instruments.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum II Report, Nova Southeastern University.