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|Title:||Using Children's Picturebooks as: PART A - A Source for Critical Analysis in the Secondary School - Grade 11 PART B - A Stimulus for Creative Writing in the Secondary School - Grade 11|
|Authors:||Mowbray, Elaine Gwendolyn|
|Keywords:||English Language and Literature;English Language and Literature|
|Abstract:||<p>This unit is designed for approximately six weeks of English classes at the grade eleven level of secondary school. It incorporates both skills of critical analysis and of creative writing that are part of the grade eleven syllabus in Ontario. <br /> <br /> Part A of the unit provides for the reading and study of several picturebooks written for children. It offers an analytical and critical approach to reading as well as the appreciation of a literary genre designed for another age group. Picturebooks provide variety in curriculum focus and are a relatively uncomplicated yet mature form for investigation and criticism. They allow students to consider several concepts as well: picturebooks are a specific and distinct genre; they provide a source for critical examination; they reflect customs, attitudes, biases and values; they require the reader's personal appraisal; and finally, children's books both teach and entertain. <br /> <br /> In Part B, the designing and writing of a picturebook provide opportunities for students to: develop creativity and ingenuity through a personal writing activity; demonstrate their degree of mastery of basic composition skills; exercise the imagination; practise the mechanics of the writing process; participate in peer assessment and self-assessment; study the rudiments of good writing through a productive and purposeful activity; and receive instant and continuous feedback from their classmates and the teacher as writing progresses. Most importantly, however, in Part B, students learn that personal satisfaction can be gained through producing something, not only for oneself, but also for others.</p>|
|Appears in Collections:||Open Access Dissertations and Theses|
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