ERIC Number: ED453531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Teaching Literature in the Middle Grades: A Thematic Approach. Second Edition.
Moss, Joy F.
This book offers suggestions for developing literary experiences that provide middle-grade students with opportunities to build an awareness of literary elements, genre, and the craft of authors and artists, and to learn strategies for exploring multiple meanings in literary texts. The literary experiences in the book are developed within a series of thematic units that can serve as the building blocks for a literature program. For this second edition, each chapter has been revised and updated, one new chapter has been added, and the Appendix has been expanded. More picture books were added to the classroom collections that form the core of the group and independent reading experiences in the context of literature units. Chapters in the book are: (1) Developing a Literature Program with Thematic Units; (2) Friendship Stories; (3) Modern Fairy Tales and Traditional Literature: Revisions and Retellings; (4) Dilemmas and Decisions: Internal Conflict in Realistic Fiction; (5) Family Stories; (6) Artists in Fiction and Nonfiction; (7) War and Peace: Historical Fiction and Nonfiction; (8) On Their Own; (9) Between Two Worlds; and (10) "Cinderella" Variants: Building a Global Perspective. An Appendix contains 94 resources for teachers--books about children's literature, periodicals, literary experiences in the classroom, and online resources. (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, English Instruction, Fairy Tales, Language Arts, Literary Devices, Literary Genres, Literature Appreciation, Middle Schools, Picture Books, Thematic Approach
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