Literature, Writing & Technology Jeanne Pfeifer, Ph.D. Teacher Education
Literature, Writing and Technology • Literature • Plot Analysis • Typical • Complex • Tracking, Analyzing aspects of literature • Writing • Technology
Narrative Reading/Writing Plot Analysis Template Beginning Middle End
Typical Fiction Rising action Fairy tales/journey Climax Anti-climax Main characters Setting Introduce problem/dilemma 6 4 7 5 3 1 2 Middle End Beginning
Questions • What titles of children’s literature seem to match this pattern? • What “sequels” might children write for fairy tales following this pattern? (e.g. How did Red Riding Hood get home?)
Plot Analysis for “A View from Saturday”(E.L. Konigsburg) Complex Plot Development 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 10 4 2 Middle End Beginning
Questions • What examples of children’s literature use a different plot line? • Or use a more complex plot construction?
Questions • How might this study of literature help children appreciate literature? • How might it help them with their own writing?
Pre-writing Literature Brainstorming Charting Draft Faster Longer More in-depth “save as” Revision (peer) Comment Track changes “Save as” Editing (peer) Spell check Grammar check “Save as” Evaluation Rubrics Writing Process and Technology
Questions • When can children begin to use the writing process? (What age?) • How often during a school year might a teacher engage children in the writing process? • Can the writing process be used for expository (non-fiction) as well as narrative (story) writing?
Literature, Writing and Technology • How are literature and writing related? • How are literature and technology related? • How are writing and technology related?