ERIC Number: EJ612789
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Teaching beyond "Once Upon a Time."
Ballentine, Darcy; Hill, Lisa
Language Arts, v78 n1 p11-20 Sep 2000
Argues that the purpose of teaching students to read includes challenging children to take up books that contain "dangerous truths." Discusses two such books: "Forged by Fire" by Sharon Draper and "The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963" by Christopher Paul Curtis. Includes children's statements regarding why they insist on being able to read good books about tough issues. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: Pondering Purpose.