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Critical Encounters in Secondary English: Teaching Literacy Theory to Adolescents, 3/e / Edition 3

Critical Encounters in Secondary English: Teaching Literacy Theory to Adolescents, 3/e / Edition 3

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Because of the emphasis placed on nonfiction and informational texts by the Common Core State Standards, literature teachers all over the country are re-evaluating their curriculum and looking for thoughtful ways to incorporate nonfiction into their courses. They are also rethinking their pedagogy as they consider ways to approach texts that are outside the usual fare of secondary literature classrooms. The Third Edition of Critical Encounters in Secondary English provides an integrated approach to incorporating nonfiction and informational texts into the literature classroom. Grounded in solid theory with new field-tested classroom activities, this new edition shows teachers how to adapt practices that have always defined good pedagogy to the new generation of standards for literature instruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807756232
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 12/12/2014
Series: Language & Literacy Series
Edition description: 3
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition ix

Introduction xv

1 What We Teach and Why: Contemporary Literary Theory and Adolescents 1

2 Prisms of Possibilities: Introducing Multiple Perspectives 16

3 The Lens of Reader Response: The Promise and Peril of Response-Based Pedagogy 29

4 What's Class Got to Do with It? Reading Literature Through the Lens of Privilege and Social Class 52

5 The Social Construction of Gender: A Lens of One's Own 67

6 Columbus Did What? Postcolonialism in the Literature Classroom 86

7 The Past Is Always New: Reading with New Historicism 98

8 Deconstruction: Postmodern Theory and the Postmodern High School Student 111

9 Lenses and Learning Styles: Accommodating Student Plurality with Theoretical Plurality 128

10 Critical Encounters: Reading the World 142

Appendix: Classroom Activities 151

Selected Literary Texts 235

References 239

Index 245

About the Author 256

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