Doing Literary Criticism: Helping Students Engage with Challenging Texts

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One of the greatest challenges for English language arts teachers today is the call to engage students in more complex texts. We know how rewarding it can be to engage students in complex works of thought provoking literature but we know how demanding the job can be, too. Tim Gillespie, who has taught in public schools for almost four decades, has found the lenses of literacy criticism a powerful tool for helping studnets tackle challenging literacy texts. TIm breaks down the dense language of critical theory into clear, lively, and thorough explanations of many schools of critical thought&Mdash;reader response, biographical, historical, psychologival, archetypal, genre based, moral, philosophical, feminist, political, fromalist postmodern.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula McMillen
Written by a high school literature teacher with nearly four decades of teaching experience, this teaching guide is saturated with passion, promise and practicality. Gillespie is passionate about his subject and about preparing his students to succeed through developing their critical thinking skills in the arena of literary criticism. Numerous examples of student writing offer hope that students will rise to the challenge and bring fresh insights to the process. Examples of assignments and abundant explanatory material make this a book that teachers can take to the bank in terms of starting to integrate the rigors—and joys—of literary criticism into their language arts classes. Concluding materials show how other teachers have taken these ideas and made them their own. There is nothing hard and fast about the advice offered here, but it is a valuable guide and endorsement, offering summations of strengths, weaknesses, suggested activities and materials for the major perspectives: reader response, biographical, historical, psychological, archetypal, genre, moral, philosophical, feminist, political/advocacy, and formalist criticisms. Post-modern criticism materials are included on the accompanying CD along with relevant glossaries, sets of discussion questions, student handouts, and background information for nearly every perspective. Any language arts teacher, and those who review books, would benefit from reading this book more than once. Reviewer: Paula McMillen, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571108425
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 533,947
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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