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Secondary worlds : literature teaching and the visual arts

Author: Michael Benton
Publisher: Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1992.
Series: English, language, and education series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Benton's concerns are to theorize the practice of literature teaching and to extend the English teacher's remit to encompass aspects of the visual arts, especially those of painting and picture  Read more...

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Benton, Michael, 1939-
Secondary worlds.
Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)681709728
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Benton
ISBN: 0335097979 9780335097975
OCLC Number: 25049844
Description: xvii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Reading and teaching literature: an overview --
pt. 1. Fiction --
1. Reading fiction: ten paradoxes --
Stories about stories --
Ten paradoxes --
2. Secondary worlds --
The space between --
The three-dimensional structure --
The shifting viewpoint --
Imaging --
Towards practice: four elements of response --
3. Narrative voices: slow-motion readings --
The ways of telling --
Slow-motion readings --
Tom Brown's Schooldays, by Thomas Hughes --
The Otterbury Incident, by C. Day Lewis --
Red Shift, by Alan Garner --
4. The implied classroom dialogue: fiction in school --
The public dialogue: resources and approaches --
The private dialogue: eavesdropping upon readers --
pt. 2. Poetry --
5. Thirteen ways of looking at a poem --
The reader --
The text --
The poem --
6. The importance of poetry in children's learning --
What poetry offers --
Poems in the classroom --
7. Poetry for children: a neglected art --
The problem of poetry --
Poetry for children --
8. Poetry in the classroom --
A methodology for reading and teaching --
Coming to terms with a poem --
Principles of practice --
pt. 3. Literature, painting and picture-books --
9. Looking at paintings: representation and response --
Representation and response --
Talking about a painting: Coming from Evening Church, by Samuel Palmer --
Three phases of looking --
10. Reading paintings ... reading poems --
Getting started: paintings and poems in the classroom --
Developing responses: a sense of time and space --
Integrating responses: a poem reading a painting --
The Siesta, by J.F. Lewis: a feminist critique --
Students' initial responses to the painting --
'Siesta', by Gareth Owen: an approach through narratology --
Students' final discussion of the painting and the poem --
Conclusions and classroom implications --
Responses to paintings: what viewers comment on --
Responses to poems about paintings --
Classroom activities --
11. William Hogarth: the artist as author and educator. Introduction: a literary artist --
Marriage a la Mode: reading the narrative --
Prints and progresses --
Classroom activities --
Information and resources --
Teaching ideas --
12. Working with picture-books --
Five varieties of picture-book --
Visual and verbal --
Picture-books in school --
Teaching ideas --
Picture-book project.
Series Title: English, language, and education series.
Responsibility: Michael Benton.

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