ERIC Number: ED480894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Literature-Driven Integrated Language Arts. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
In the methodology called "literature-driven integrated language arts," the words "literature-driven" describe an instructional approach that uses entire pieces of literature (short stories, novels, poems, etc.) as the stimuli for a language arts program. The aim of literature-driven instruction is to engage the affective character of the text, as opposed to instruction in which skills acquisition dominates the process. When a language arts program is referred to as "integrated," that means that writing and grammar (perhaps spelling) are treated as appropriate when student performance or student questions indicate the need for instruction in those areas. This topical bibliography and commentary reviews the literature on literature-driven integrated language arts, referred to in the literature mostly as "literature-based." The literature-based approach is not a narrowly defined methodology, but rather it encompasses a wide range of techniques and variations which all have at their core the use of literature to teach reading. Lists 3 Internet resources and 13 references. (NKA)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Integrated Activities, Language Arts, Literature Reviews, Reading Programs, Student Educational Objectives
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St., #140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.