Teaching Literature to Adolescents / Edition 2

Teaching Literature to Adolescents / Edition 2

by Richard Beach, Deborah Appleman, Bob Fecho, Rob Simon
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415875165
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/08/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
362,833
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Beach is Professor of English Education, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Deborah Appleman is the Hollis L. Caswell Professor and Chair of Educational Studies and Director of the Summer Writing Program at Carleton College.

Susan Hynds is Professor Emerita of English Education, Syracuse University.

Jeffrey Wilhelm is Professor of English Education, Boise State University.

Table of Contents

1Goals for teaching literature : what does it mean to teach literature?1
2Understanding students' individual differences : who are my students?22
3Planning and organizing literature instruction : how do I decide what to teach?40
4Using drama to foster interpretation : how can I help students read better?67
5Leading classroom discussions of literature : how do I get students to talk about literature?86
6Writing about literature : how do I get students to write about literature?101
7Using narratives in the classroom for both teaching and learning literature : what's the use of story?122
8Teaching text- and task-specific strategies : how does the shape of a text change the shape of my teaching?144
9Teaching the classics : do I have to teach the Canon, and if so, how do I do it?164
10Multiple perspectives to engage students with literature : what are different ways of seeing?181
11Teaching media literacy : what else is a text and how do I teach it?196
12Assessing and evaluating student's learning : how do I know what students have learned?214
13Text selection, censorship, creating an ethical classroom environment, and teacher professionalism : how do I stay in control, out of trouble, and continue to develop as a teacher?241

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