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Literature brings the engagement power of the arts to bear on literacy.

Interesting literature causes students to read more and comprehend better.

Reading good literature causes active meaning construction.

construct personal meaning and make bridges between themselves and the book. (Visual, emotional)

books trigger greater brain activity that includes the personal creation of visual images.

Excessive TV = brain atrophy and impairs ability to visualize

Literature builds empathy and respect for others.

a)Literature broadens cultural attitudes, brings us closer to characters of every race, religion, and creed, lessening our fear of unknown.

1.Literature deepens understanding of universal concerns, big questions about surmounting obstacles.

Connections to own problems, fears, etc

Literature gives comfort and insight.

way to understand ourselves (not alone in suffering)

Bibliotherapy

using books to promote insight and give comfort

Lit provides for aesthetic needs which increases motivation

needs for beauty, pleasure, joy, awe are basic

Lit extends high order thinking needed for problem solving

complex abstract thinking, making sense of conflict, new perspectives

Lit stimulates moral thinking

use personal values and respond to conflicts

Illiteracy

1/5 American adults

Aliterate

can read, but don't

What affect does a lot of reading have on students

students who read the most, read the best

Matthew Effect

rich get richer idea

What do teachers need to know regarding literature integration

history and definitions, elements, genres, selection sources, authors and artists, national standards for la, meaning making strategies, approaches to teaching

Name literary elements used to write and understand lit

Theme, plot, characters, setting, point of view

Overall goals of literature integration

imagery, personification, metaphors, motifs

Verse

line of poetry or a stanza with one refrain

Stanza

grouping of several lines together

Meter

repeated patterns like beat and accent

rhyme scheme

usually coded (ex. abab)

blank verse

unrhymed iambic pentameter

free verse

doesn't use traditional mater or stanza patterns

lyrical

flowing, descriptive and personal, no patterns

sonnets

14 lines long, rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef gg

Five unit centers of a lit based unit

core lit work, genre, person, topic, event

Lit award and book

Newbery Medal Award - Kira Kira in 2005

SSR

Sustained Silent Reading

SQUIRT

Silent Quiet Independent Reading Time

DEAR

Drop Everything And Read

JPR

Just Plain Read

Pre-K

Rhyme, rhythm, repetition, simple short and clear

1-2

Traditional and predictable, read and write own stories

3-4

Chapter books, interest grows, sophisticated

5-6

Personal identity, question more, elaborate tales

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