Teaching in the Pop Culture Zone: Using Popular Culture in the Composition Classroom

Teaching in the Pop Culture Zone: Using Popular Culture in the Composition Classroom

by Allison D. Smith, Trixie G. Smith, Rebecca Bobbitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 1428231013

ISBN-13: 9781428231016

Pub. Date: 06/09/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Authors/Editors: Allison D. Smith, Trixie G. Smith, and Rebecca Bobbitt. This Cengage/Wadsworth professional development text offers insights and strategies about using pop culture in the writing classroom. This volume is edited by the authors of The Pop Culture Zone: Writing Critically about Popular Culture and includes essays by authors who share details

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Authors/Editors: Allison D. Smith, Trixie G. Smith, and Rebecca Bobbitt. This Cengage/Wadsworth professional development text offers insights and strategies about using pop culture in the writing classroom. This volume is edited by the authors of The Pop Culture Zone: Writing Critically about Popular Culture and includes essays by authors who share details of their most effective class ideas and writing assignments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781428231016
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/09/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Assigning the Obituary: Using Figures from Popular Culture to Help Students Argue from Research. Stephanie Roach. 2. Beyond the Boob Tube: Using Television Fandom to Create Community. Hillary Robson. 3. Bringing Social Networking Sites into the Writing Classroom Using MySpace and Facebook. Stephanie Vie. 4. Composition Fellows: The Pop-culturation of J.R.R. Tolkein's The Fellowship of the Ring. Karen Wright. 5. Conflict in the Borderlands: Using Multiculturalism in the Writing Classroom to Help Students Articulate Cultural Identity. Keri Mayes Tidwell. 6. Evaluation, Plus: Using the Review Assignment to Move Students from Passive to Active Learners. Sarah Huffines. 7. Fastest Pen in the West: Using Quickmuse in the Composition Classroom. Aaron Herschel Shapiro. 8. Graphic Novels in the Composition Course: Are They Really Novels? Clifton Kaiser. 9. The Graphic Novel: Writing as Close Focus. Kevin Haworth. 10. Inspired Artists and Office Drones: Taking Literacy Narratives to the Movies. Bronwyn T. Williams. 11. Pop Culture and Pedagogy: Using Urban Legends in the Composition Classroom. Allison A. Hutira. 12. A Sound Education: Popular Music in the College Composition Classroom. Robert McParland. 13. Subvert this Image: Negotiating Multiple Literacies & Deconstructing Consumerism through Photoshop. Jessica Ketcham Weber. 14. Video Didn't Kill the Radio Star… Laurel Taylor. 15. Virtual Spaces: Building Communities in the Composition Classroom. Maria A. Clayton. 16. Writing Students Should Write about Advertisements. Claire Lutkewitte. Contributors. For Further Reading.

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