Confronting the Text, Confronting the World: Reading, Learning, Teaching Barbara Kingsolver

Confronting the Text, Confronting the World: Reading, Learning, Teaching Barbara Kingsolver

by P. L. Thomas
     
 

Our English classrooms are often only as vibrant as the literature that we teach. This book explores the writing of contemporary American author, Barbara Kingsolver, who offers readers and students engaging fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that confront the reader and the world. Here, teachers will find an introduction to the works of Kingsolver and an opportunity

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Overview

Our English classrooms are often only as vibrant as the literature that we teach. This book explores the writing of contemporary American author, Barbara Kingsolver, who offers readers and students engaging fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that confront the reader and the world. Here, teachers will find an introduction to the works of Kingsolver and an opportunity to explore how to bring those works into the classroom as a part of the reading and writing curriculum. This volume attempts to confront what we teach and how we teach as English teachers through the vivid texts Kingsolver offers her readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820479231
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Confronting the Text, Confronting the World Ser.
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : confronting the text, confronting the world1
1Barbara Kingsolver - confronting the politics of it all11
2Confronting the nonfiction essay33
3Confronting The bean trees, confronting the novel61
4Confronting The poisonwood bible87
5Confronting Prodigal summer111
6Confronting language, confronting culture125
Conclusion : confronting reading, learning, and teaching through Kingsolver141
AppConfronting pedagogy and educational psychology143

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