Teaching Literature to Adolescents / Edition 2

Teaching Literature to Adolescents / Edition 2

by Richard Beach, Deborah Appleman, Bob Fecho, Rob Simon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415875161

ISBN-13: 9780415875165

Pub. Date: 11/08/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Designed to introduce prospective English teachers to current methods of teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms, this popular textbook explores a variety of innovative approaches that incorporate reading, writing, drama, talk, and media production. Each chapter is organized around specific questions that English educators often hear in working

Overview

Designed to introduce prospective English teachers to current methods of teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms, this popular textbook explores a variety of innovative approaches that incorporate reading, writing, drama, talk, and media production. Each chapter is organized around specific questions that English educators often hear in working with preservice teachers. The text engages readers in considering the dilemmas and issues facing literature teachers through inquiry-based responses to authentic case narratives. A Companion Website, http://teachingliterature.pbworks.com, provides resources and enrichment activities, inviting teachers to consider important issues in the context of their own current or future classrooms.

New in the second edition:

  • more attention to the use of digital texts from use of online literature to digital storytelling to uses of online discussion and writing tools incorporated throughout
  • new chapter on teaching young adult literature
  • new chapter on teaching reading strategies essential to interpreting literature
  • more references to examples of teaching multicultural literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415875165
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/08/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Goals for Teaching Literature: What Does It Mean to Teach Literature? Understanding Students' Individual Differences: Who Are My Students? Planning and Organizing Literature Instruction: How Do I Decide What to Teach? Using Drama to Foster Interpretation: How Can I Help Students Read Better? Leading Classroom Discussions of Literature: How Do I Get Students to Talk About Literature? Using Narratives in the Classroom for Both Teaching and Learning Literature: What's the Use of Story? Teaching Text and Task-Specific Strategies: How Does the Shape of a Text Change the Shape of My Teaching? Teaching the Classics: Do I Have to Teach the Canon, and If So, How Do I Do It? Multiple Perspectives to Engage Students With Literature: What Are Different Ways of Seeing? Teaching Media Literacy: What Else Is a Text and How Do I Teach It? Assessing and Evaluating Students' Learning: How Do I Know What Students Have Learned? Text Selection, Censorship, Creating an Ethical Classroom Environment, and Teacher Professionalism: How Do I Stay in Control, Out of Trouble, and Continue to Develop as a Teacher?

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