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They're Reading the Series Books So Let's Use Them [microform] : or, Who Is Shaun Cassidy? / Richard F. Abrahamson
Bib ID 5351855
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Abrahamson, Richard F
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.]] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1978 
17 p. 
Summary

Concerned with the need to stimulate reading pleasure for older adolescents, this document outlines a high school reading unit that capitalizes on the perennial popularity of series books such as Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, and Tom Swift. Suggested activities include having students reflect on their personal reading and write a fictional sketch about a favorite author; research a series author to discover the multi-author approach of the series books; compare older versions with newer revised books to uncover sexism, racism, and stereotypes; and discuss stilted dialogue, one dimensional characters, and formula writing. The study of the series books can be extended to include the serial dime novels of the 1800s with their heavy moralizing, poor characterization, and stunted dialogue, or a historical approach to the author Horatio Alger and his rags-to-riches novels set in the later 1800s. (MAI)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (23rd, Houston, Texas, May 1-5, 1978).

Educational level discussed: High Schools.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adolescent Literature.  |  English Instruction.  |  High Schools.  |  Learning Activities.  |  Literary Criticism.  |  Literary Perspective.  |  Literature Appreciation.  |  Reading Interests.  |  Reading Materials.  |  Recreational Reading.  |  Sex Bias.  |  Student Motivation.  |  Series Books
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