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Why is Chris Crutcher a favorite of adolescents across the country as well as with critics and award panels? Because he talks honestly about issues that matter. Why should you teach him? Because those are the issues that matter most to students. Teaching the Selected Works of Chris Crutcher will get you started.
In Teaching the Selected Works of Chris Crutcher you'll see how four of Crutcher's novels draw students to literature and help them respond authentically. Teachers from rural, city, suburban, and technical schools share their approaches. They describe the materials and strategies they used to engage adolescents reading:
Use the edginess and honesty that adolescents love about Chris Crutcher to inspire your readers. Read Teaching the Selected Works of Chris Crutcher. You'll spark more meaningful discussions among students and show them that literature can change their lives.
Foreword Chris Crutcher Crutcher, Chris
1 Readers of Chris Crutcher's Works: Fans, Friends, and Foes 1
2 Teaching Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes: Amanda Platthy 7
3 Teaching Stotan! Sandra Barnes 25
4 Teaching King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography: Theresa Billock 49
5 Teaching Whale Talk: Terry Murcko 60
6 Concluding Thoughts 79
Bibliography: Chris Crutcher's Works 83
Works Cited 86