Expanding Middle School students’ Literacy Skills Using the Journey Motif in Three Middle Grade Novels and Short Stories
نویسنده: Etim، James S؛
June 2017, Volume 2 - Number 3 (9 صفحه - از 1 تا 9)
This paper analyzed three middle grade novels and a short story from two cultures using the journey motif as the vehicle for the analysis. The three novels are Bud Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham both by Paul Curtis (1995, 1999) and Journey to Jo’burg by Naidoo (1985). The short story is My Two Dads by Lee (2000). The three novels and a short story were chosen because these novels are on the reading list for students in many school districts in the USA at the middle grade level. The analysis showed that for the three novels and a short story in the study, each text adhered to some elements/ parts of the journey motif. The paper then suggested 10 literacy strategies that can be used by English Language Arts teachers to engage learners, make the instructional process more interesting and hopefully improve achievement for all learners.خلاصه ماشینی:
"edu Received: March 21, 2017 Accepted: May 16, 2017 Online Published: September 20, 2017 Abstract This paper analyzed three middle grade novels and a short story from two cultures using the journey motif as the vehicle for the analysis. Quester returns This paper analyzes three middle grade novels and a short story from two cultures using the journey motif as the vehicle for the analysis. Concept Bud Not Buddy Watsons Go to Birmingham Journey to Jo’burg My Two Dads Call to adventure- Journey is to find out Journey is to help Dineo is sick and She has to travel hero called to a who he is- his the brothers to find Naledi and Tiro, her with his father to journey, quest in identity out their roots and to elder sister and Korea on a family order to fulfil get out of trouble brother have to visit and "to atone something (Inception of quest/ Departure) travel to for my past Johannesburg to find indifference" to the their mother Korean culture (p. Her father, mother, and cousins that lived in Korea seemed to make things easier for her Climax- critical point in the hero’s journey He meets his grandfather and finds out who he is and what he does The church bombing They meet their mother, find out what she does for a living and are confronted with the problems of inequality and poor education for the blacks "I discerned the noble, sometimes harsh, Korean character… I began to admire a people who place such high value on hard work and scholarship" (pp."
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