Publication Date

1-1-2008

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Koss, Melanie D.

Degree Name

B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Department

Department of Literacy and Elementary Education

Abstract

Learning literature is not just about reading and writing, but about how knowledge is learned and put to use. Learning should be interactive rather than sedentary. Through collaboration, independent ideas, and research, I have put together a unit on emphasizing literary elements using folk and fairy tales as a medium. The lessons are full of interactive activities that will transfer knowledge to students in more ways than just filling out worksheets and doing homework. Not only literature will be taught, but teamwork and collaboration. Because diversity is also important to teach, I have included cultural aspects in my lessons as well. Through this unit, students will gain exposure to different types of literature and different cultures. They will see folk and fairy tales as something more than just a bedtime story.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

26 pages, 25 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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