Approaches to Literature Through Subject

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Oryx Press, 1993 - Education - 243 pages
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How can teachers or library media specialists use their students' obvious interests in particular subjects as a motivating force for reading? The answer lies in the techniques, activities, and resources in "Approaches to Literature through Subject." An introductory chapter discusses how students become interested in subjects because of characteristics such as sex, age, culture, intelligence, etc., and the skills educators need to employ these interests to encourage students to read. Each chapter presents a subject, either people, places, things, or events. Two examples of each general subject are explored in detail, dividing them into the categories of real, imaginary, historical, and current. Related teacher and student resources are provided, as well as suggested activities and teaching methods.

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Contents

What Is a Subject Approach?
3
Where Do Subjects Originate?
19
People
43
Places
83
Things
111
Events
177
General References
232
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About the author (1993)

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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