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ERIC Number: EJ1012775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Authentication Projects for Historical Fiction: Do You Believe It?
McTigue, Erin; Thornton, Elaine; Wiese, Patricia
Reading Teacher, v66 n6 p495-505 Mar 2013
Authentication projects, particularly for historical fiction, provide a means for students to explore literature and history while practicing critical literacy skills. The authors 1) present benefits and cautions for historical fiction use in elementary classrooms, 2) introduce authentication projects as a means to mitigate risks and enhance benefits of using historical fiction, 3) document the use of authentication projects with pre-service teachers, and 4) provide guidelines for implementing authentication projects with elementary students. (Contains 4 tables and 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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