ERIC Number: ED480341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
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Teaching Fantasy Novels: From "The Hobbit" to "Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire."
Perry, Phyllis J.
This teacher's resource guide capitalizes on the appeal of fantasy literature to children to create activities that address the 12 Standards of the English Language Arts sponsored by National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association. The guide contains practical ideas that enable grade 4-8 teachers or librarians to incorporate acclaimed fantasy literature into their curriculum. It also serves as a reference guide to parents seeking outstanding examples of fiction for students. In the guide, each of the 20 fantasy novels is accompanied by a plot summary and list of major characters, a comprehension check, a vocabulary exercise, discussion questions, reference topics, and suggested multidisciplinary extension activities. Some of the fantasy book selections included in the guide are: "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,""The Hobbit,""James and the Giant Peach,""Tuck Everlasting,""Ella Enchanted,""The Tombs of Atuan,""A Wrinkle in Time," and "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." (NKA)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Fantasy, Learning Activities, Literature Appreciation, Middle Schools, Novels, Reader Response
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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