Designed to introduce prospective English teachers to current methods of teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms, this popular textbook explores a variety of innovative approaches that incorporate reading, writing, drama, talk, and media production. Each chapter is organized around specific questions that English educators often hear in working with preservice teachers. The text engages readers in considering the dilemmas and issues facing literature teachers through inquiry-based responses to authentic case narratives. A Companion Website, http://teachingliterature.pbworks.com, provides resources and enrichment activities, inviting teachers to consider important issues in the context of their own current or future classrooms.
New in the second edition:
- more attention to the use of digital texts from use of online literature to digital storytelling to uses of online discussion and writing tools incorporated throughout
- new chapter on teaching young adult literature
- new chapter on teaching reading strategies essential to interpreting literature
- more references to examples of teaching multicultural literature.