Item Details

Why Do I Have to Read This Book? [electronic resource]

produced by the Educational Film Center
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The series' ten novels are examined to see why they appear on recommended reading lists and have earned numerous awards. A consideration of the essential elements of good writing and storytelling becomes an exploration of the reasons for reading and a consideration of the ways novels are challenged by students and communities.
Release Date
2000
Run Time
28 min.
Language
English
Rating
Professional
Notes
Graduate credit video workshop explores the novel's power to create a sense of reality, with interviews with the living authors, roundtable discussions of creative approaches to teaching the novel, models of student/teacher classroom activities and film clips from adaptations of the ten novels studied.
Series
In Search of the Novel
Series Statement
In search of the novel ; 5
ISBN
1578602019 (series)
Published
South Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB, c2000.
Description
Mode of access: Windows Media Player, World Wide Web.
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    a| Storytelling.
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    a| Novelists y| 20th century v| Interviews.
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    a| Shelley, Mary Wollstonecroft, d| 1797-1851. t| Frankenstein or the modern Prometheus.
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    a| Paterson, Katherine t| Bridge to Terabithia.
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    a| Silko, Leslie Marmon, d| 1948- t| Ceremony.
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    a| Keyes, Daniel t| Flowers for Algernon.
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    a| Morrison, Toni t| Song of Solomon.
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