Classics in the Classroom: Designing Accessible Literature Lessons / Edition 1

Classics in the Classroom: Designing Accessible Literature Lessons / Edition 1

by Carol Jago
ISBN-10:
0325005907
ISBN-13:
9780325005904
Pub. Date:
02/11/2004
Publisher:
Heinemann
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Overview

Classics in the Classroom: Designing Accessible Literature Lessons / Edition 1

Reading the classics isn't easy. Students often balk at the difficult syntax, unfamiliar settings, and descriptive passages. Length alone keeps some books out of the curriculum. For a teacher to persist - sometimes coaxing, sometimes driving - requires an act of will. In Classics in the Classroom Carol Jago provides practical ideas for making these challenging texts come alive for contemporary students.

Continuing in the tradition of her popular book With Rigor for All, Jago argues that all students, not just those enrolled in honors classes, deserve to read great literature. To make this happen requires artfully crafted lessons that address specific textual challenges. In Classics in the Classroom Jago shares her lesson plans and materials for teaching:

  • vocabulary
  • character study
  • story grammar
  • literary elements
  • metaphorical thinking
Jago also offers practical wisdom for helping all students learn and enjoy great literature. Simply assigning books is not enough. Teachers need an instructional plan that makes difficult texts accessible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325005904
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 02/11/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Literature Instruction at a Crossroads

Seven Guiding Principles for Literature Teachers

All About Words

Choosing Which Books to Teach

How Stories Work

How Poems Work

Lesson Design for Classical Literature

Literature, Knowledge, and the High School Graduate

Appendixes:

A. Recommended Classic Texts

B. Classic Bestsellers

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