Approaches to Literature Through Genre by Lucille W. Van Vliet


Approaches to Literature Through Genre by Lucille W. Van Vliet

This text aims to help teachers and librarians to stimulate their middle school students' reading curiosity. Chapter 1 presents a curriculum planning blueprint for teaching literature to students. Chapters 2-9 address a particular genre humor, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, animal, and adventure - and how it can motivate student readers. Each chapter contains an element of literature, and provides detailed annotated resources illustrating the use of each. The author chose sources and materials based on a specific set of guidelines; general literary quality and accuracy; availability; readability and interest levels; ethnic, racial and sex-role representation; availability of media support materials; and recommendations in reliable journals and guides. Suggested teaching methods for teaching specific genres, student activities, and professional and student resources are fully described throughout the book.

About the Author

Lucille W. Van Vliet is a former middle school library media specialist and a winner of the Mae I. Graham Award for School Library Media Program of the Year. She is also the author of Media Skills for Middle Schools, published by Libraries Unlimited.

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288 pages


Lucille W. Van Vliet
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Publication date

26th June 1992



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