ERIC Number: EJ596871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Engaging Students' Minds and Hearts: Authentic Student Assessment of Character Traits in Literature.
Leal, Dorothy J.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v43 n3 p240-48 Nov 1999
Describes a successful strategy that develops critical thinking in middle school classrooms via an intersection of character education, adolescent literature, and authentic assessment. Describes the procedure in which students explore the literature to determine how positive and negative character traits are demonstrated, with discussions on these traits both in the book and in their own lives. Notes cautions and variations. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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