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)
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
1/5 American adults
can read, but don't
What affect does a lot of reading have on students
students who read the most, read the best
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
line of poetry or a stanza with one refrain
grouping of several lines together
repeated patterns like beat and accent
usually coded (ex. abab)
unrhymed iambic pentameter
doesn't use traditional mater or stanza patterns
flowing, descriptive and personal, no patterns
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
Sustained Silent Reading
Silent Quiet Independent Reading Time
Drop Everything And Read
Just Plain Read
Rhyme, rhythm, repetition, simple short and clear
Traditional and predictable, read and write own stories
Chapter books, interest grows, sophisticated
Personal identity, question more, elaborate tales