Opening Texts: Using Writing to Teach Literature / Edition 1

Opening Texts: Using Writing to Teach Literature / Edition 1

by Kathleen D Andrasick
     
 

Opening Texts is a book for classroom teachers who have been frustrated by their students' inability to respond critically to literature. Without being prescriptive, Kathleen Andrasick offers a flexible model of a collaborative, interactive classroom that can be readily applied to a teacher's particular needs and students. She gives concrete examples of

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Opening Texts is a book for classroom teachers who have been frustrated by their students' inability to respond critically to literature. Without being prescriptive, Kathleen Andrasick offers a flexible model of a collaborative, interactive classroom that can be readily applied to a teacher's particular needs and students. She gives concrete examples of lessons and student work that show ways in which students can engage with literary texts and then distance themselves in order to act critically. She provides both theory and practice based on success with real students in real classroom situations.

Opening Texts is not a collection of formulas, but a presentation of the best we know about how readers and writers make meanings. It is written for secondary and college teachers who want a practical model for their classrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435085223
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
07/13/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

FUNDAMENTALS OF CRITICAL INQUIRY

1. Reclaiming the Range of Critical Discourse

Enabling Critical Conversation

TEACHING CONNECTION AND PERCEPTION

Introduction

Writing Next to Texts: Dialogue Journals

Writing Through Texts: Process Logs

Writing About Texts: Reading Responses

Conclusion

TEACHING CRITICAL DISTANCE

Introduction

Imitating and Transforming Texts

Transforming and Acquiring Texts

Conclusion

SEQUENCING CRITICAL INQUIRY

Introduction

Sequencing Inquiry into Fiction

Sequencing Inquiry into Poetry

Conclusion

BEYOND THE FUNDAMENTALS

10. Final Observations

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