The Literature Workshop: Teaching Texts and Their Readers / Edition 1

The Literature Workshop: Teaching Texts and Their Readers / Edition 1

by Sheridan Blau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0867095407

ISBN-13: 9780867095401

Pub. Date: 02/10/2003

Publisher: Heinemann

In this groundbreaking book, Sheridan Blau introduces the literature workshop as the most effective approach to solving many of the classic instructional problems that perplex beginning and veteran teachers of literature. Through lively re-creations of actual workshops that he regularly conducts for students and teachers, Blau invites his readers to become active

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In this groundbreaking book, Sheridan Blau introduces the literature workshop as the most effective approach to solving many of the classic instructional problems that perplex beginning and veteran teachers of literature. Through lively re-creations of actual workshops that he regularly conducts for students and teachers, Blau invites his readers to become active participants in workshops on such topics as:

  • helping students read more difficult texts than they think they can read
  • where interpretations come from
  • the problem of background knowledge in teaching classic texts
  • how to deal with competing and contradictory interpretations
  • what's worth saying about a literary text
  • balancing respect for readers with respect for texts and intellectual authority
  • ensuring that literary discussions are lively and productive
  • how to develop valuable and engaging writing assignments.
Each workshop includes reflections on what transpired and a discussion of the workshop's rationale and outcomes in the larger context of an original and practice-based theory of literary competence and instruction.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867095401
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
02/10/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
627,251
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Principles for Practice

Teaching and Learning Literature: A Problem with a Solution

Stories from the Classroom: Lessons on Learning Literature

From Telling to Teaching: The Literature Workshop in Action

How Readers and Texts Make Meaning

Which Interpretation Is the Right One? A Workshop on Literary Meaning

The Problem of Background Knowledge: A Workshop on Intertextual Literacy

How to Talk and Write About Literature

Where Do Interpretations Come From?

What's Worth Saying About a Literary Text?

Writing Assignments in Literature Classes: Perennial Problems and Provisional Solutions

Writing Assignments in Literature Classes: The Problem

Writing Assignments in Literature Classes: Models for Solutions-in-Progress

Foundations of Literary Knowledge

Honoring Readers and Respecting Texts: Value and Authority in Literary Interpretation

What Do Students Need to Learn? The Dimensions of Literacy Competence

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