ERIC Number: EJ594676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Literary Theory and Appreciation: Learning about the Literary Craft.
Soter, Anna O.; Letcher, Mark
Journal of Children's Literature, v24 n2 p22-31 Fall 1998
Presents two scenarios representing two very different critical perspectives: a text-focused and a reader-focused approach. Argues that using literary theory to look at a literary text anew results in a richer engagement with that text and helps students to want to engage with the work. (SC)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Literary Criticism, Perspective Taking, Student Interests, Student Participation, Theory Practice Relationship
Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, The Ohio State University, School of Teaching and Learning, 333 Arps Hall, 1945 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210-1172.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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