When Text Meets Text: Helping High School Readers Make Connections in Literature / Edition 1

When Text Meets Text: Helping High School Readers Make Connections in Literature / Edition 1

by Barbara King-Shaver
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0325007608

ISBN-13: 9780325007601

Pub. Date: 08/08/2005

Publisher: Heinemann

It's not enough for students to just understand a text. In order for students to achieve academic excellence and succeed in today's society, they must also be able to exercise critical awareness over what they read. But how do you cultivate comprehension and help kids sharpen their analytical skills? The answer, writes Barbara King-Shaver, lies in thinking outside

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It's not enough for students to just understand a text. In order for students to achieve academic excellence and succeed in today's society, they must also be able to exercise critical awareness over what they read. But how do you cultivate comprehension and help kids sharpen their analytical skills? The answer, writes Barbara King-Shaver, lies in thinking outside the book by studying texts in tandem.

In When Text Meets Text, King-Shaver lays out rationales and strategies for using an approach called intertextuality, where a reading of carefully paired texts increases students' grasp of content while honing their command of crucial critical tools. Making connections among texts, students delve deeper into each by observing similarities and differences in literary characteristics such as syntax, plot, character, and structure, propelling them toward greater meaning making. King-Shaver presents the research supporting intertextual instruction, techniques for adding it to your curriculum, suggestions for a wide array of books to teach together, and, best of all, practical ideas for units of study covering key aspects of teaching literature, including:

  • genre
  • theme
  • author
  • archetypes.
Find an exciting new way to build literature connections in your classroom, as you extend the comprehension abilities of your students. Read Barbara King-Shaver's When Text Meets Text, and find out why two texts are better than one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325007601
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
08/08/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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