Approaches to Literature through Literary Form by Paula Montgomery

Approaches to Literature through Literary Form

Written by Paula Montgomery
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Part of the The Oryx Reading Motivation Series Series


Approaches to Literature through Literary Form by Paula Montgomery

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.


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. - 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. - VOYA It gives teachers and media specialists a method of introducing students to common literary structures and encourage reading. - Curriculum Administrator

About the Author

Paula Kay Montgomery is copublisher and editor of School Library Media Activities Monthly. She has a PhD in reading education from the University of Maryland, College Park. an MLS from Florida State University, Tallahassee, and has served as chief, School Library Media Services with the Maryland State Department of Education and as a teacher specialist for the Montgomery County Public Schools. Among other publication are Approaches to Literature through Literary Form and Approaches to Literature through Subject, both published by Oryx Press.

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168 pages


Paula Montgomery
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Greenwood Press an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Publication date

10th November 1995



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