Teaching Fantasy Novels

Teaching Fantasy Novels

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Capitalize on the child appeal of fantasy literature to create challenging activities that address the 12 Standards of the English Language Arts sponsored by NCTE and IRA. This guide contains practical ideas that enable the teacher or librarian to incorporate acclaimed fantasy literature in the elementary and middle school curriculum, and also serves as a reference guide to parents seeking outstanding examples of fiction for students. Each fantasy novel is accompanied by a plot summary and list of major characters, a comprehension check, a vocabulary exercise, discussion questions, reference topics, and suggested multidisciplinary extension activities. Fantasy book selection includes: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire The Hobbit The Dark is Rising Tuck Everlasting Poppy James and the Giant Peach Ella Enchanted The Amber SpyglassWhat problems might that pose? 8. ... Research Activities 1 . ... Useful books are Snowy Owls by Wendy Pfeffer (Parsippany, NJ: Silver Press, 1997) and Living in a World of White by Tanya Lee Stone ... Class members might ask additional questions. ... Information is also available on the Internet at http://ca.news.yahoo. eom/o202529/5/mpho.html and at http://ntri.tamuk.edu/vietnam/ trip_snake_turtle_farm.html. 4. In the maze, Harry is faced with a Sphinx that insists he solve a riddle. Askanbsp;...

Title:Teaching Fantasy Novels
Author:Phyllis Jean Perry
Publisher:Libraries Unlimited - 2003


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