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Approaches To Literature Through Literary Form

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The form in which literature is fashioned and presented often determines its impact. Approaches to Literature through Literary Form discusses the various structures of literature (narration, exposition, persuasion, procedure, and description) and identifies sources that will engage student interest. Activities, teaching techniques, and resources are provided for introducing the forms of literature that are explored.

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Overview

The form in which literature is fashioned and presented often determines its impact. Approaches to Literature through Literary Form discusses the various structures of literature (narration, exposition, persuasion, procedure, and description) and identifies sources that will engage student interest. Activities, teaching techniques, and resources are provided for introducing the forms of literature that are explored.

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Editorial Reviews

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"It gives teachers and media specialists a method of introducing students to common literary structures and encourage reading."

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Curriculum Administrator

"The bibliographic citations are for very recent materials and include all formats from magazines through CD-ROM, TV and video. . . . The quality of the research and writing is excellent."

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VOYA

"1996 Curriculum Administrator Winner of The Top 100There is nothing more frustrating to a teacher than a student who won't read. The most difficult time to motivate students to read comes in grades 5 through 9 when personal and social distractions can seem overwhelming. . . . Approaches to Literature through Literary Form is the newest teaching tool from Oryx Press (Phoenix, AZ). This new resource gives teachers and media specialists a method of introducing students to common literary structures and to create learning environments that encourage reading."

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Curriculum Administrator

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Outlines approaches and strategies for teaching literature through literary forms such as narrative, expository, persuasive, procedural, and descriptive writing, for classroom teachers and library media specialists working with students in grades five through nine. Chapters on each type of writing offer extensive listings of print, film, and video resources for teachers and students, and suggest activities for maintaining student interest. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897747752
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/10/1995
  • Series: Oryx Reading Motivation Series
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

PAULA KAY MONTGOMERY is copublisher and editor of School Library Media Activities Monthly.

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Table of Contents

Series Statement
Preface
Ch. 1 Literary Forms 1
The Elements of Discourse 3
Types of Literary Forms 4
Origins and Motivational Influences 6
Development of a Literary Forms Approach 10
Location and Selection of Student Materials 13
Master Web of Literary Forms Approaches 26
Ch. 2 Narrative Writing 28
Traditional Narrative Forms 35
Autobiography 37
Activity: Oral History 41
Fables and Proverbs 50
Activity: Writing from Proverb to Fable 56
Myths 60
Activity: Studying Mythology with Puppets and Marionettes 66
Ch. 3 Expository Writing 79
Articles 83
Activity: Reading for Information 85
Activity: Reading for Main Ideas and Supporting Details 87
Ch. 4 Persuasive Writing 91
Reviews 96
Activity: Review Writing and Role Play 97
Informal Arguments, Debates, and Speeches 100
Activity: Speech 104
Ch. 5 Procedural Writing 109
Experiments 113
Activity: Laboratory Experimentation 117
Recipes 120
Activity: Demonstration 122
Ch. 6 Descriptive Writing 130
Descriptive Poetry 133
Activity: Dance and Creative Movement to Poetry 136
Travelogue 142
Activity: Slide/Tape Production 144
Index 151
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