Theme-Sets for Secondary Students: How to Scaffold Core Literature / Edition 1

Theme-Sets for Secondary Students: How to Scaffold Core Literature / Edition 1

by Jeannine D Richison, Anita C Hernandez, Marcia J Carter, Marcia Carter
     
 

    No longer do secondary teachers have to feel married to the classics and divorced from their students. Theme-Sets for Secondary Students bridges the gap.
    - Cris Tovani
So many reading and writing levels, so many different backgrounds and interests, and so many instructional needs. In the English classroom the need for differentiation hasSee more details below

Overview

    No longer do secondary teachers have to feel married to the classics and divorced from their students. Theme-Sets for Secondary Students bridges the gap.
    - Cris Tovani
So many reading and writing levels, so many different backgrounds and interests, and so many instructional needs. In the English classroom the need for differentiation has never been greater, yet at the same time students must all be working toward the same instructional and content-knowledge goals. Here's a new solution to this paradox: theme-sets.

By combining best classroom practices with theme-sets, you surround canonical texts with supporting literature and inquiry-based instruction to help students formulate and answer questions about the central theme of a core novel. Theme-Sets for Secondary Students illustrates how theme-sets can turn traditional high school literature study into an engrossing collaborative exploration of topics such as:

  • migrant families (Grapes of Wrath)
  • the African American experience (Their Eyes Were Watching God)
  • the literature of war (Night)
  • the bullying mentality (Lord of the Flies, Great Expectations, and The Scarlet Letter)
  • utopian/dystopian societies (Fahrenheit 451).
Theme-Sets for Secondary Students shows you how to choose fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and other genres for theme-sets. It offers ways to obtain the books for your theme sets at low cost, as well as ideas on planning theme-based instruction, differentiating instruction using theme-sets, and sparking inquiry in all adolescents-even disinterested and struggling students. The discussion of each core text is accompanied by book lists, teaching points, inquiry activities that integrate the theme-sets with the core text, and suggestions for evaluating how learners are doing.

Theme-sets are a new and powerful way to differentiate your literature instruction and transform your teaching. Theme-Sets for Secondary Students is a powerful way to get started.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325009148
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
910,387
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1Using best practices to construct better readers1
2Making theme-sets work12
3Theme-set 1 : migrant families
Core text : The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck18
4Theme-set 2 : growing up ethnic in America - the African American experience
Core text : Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston31
5Theme-set 3 : Literature of war
Core text : Night by Elie Wiesel60
6Theme-set 4 : the bullying mentality
Core texts : Lord of the flies by William Golding, Great expectations by Charles Dickens, and The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne78
7Theme-set 5 : utopian/dystopian societies
Core text : Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury104
8Scaffolding and developing prior knowledge : instruction for English learners120
9The changing face of public school students129

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