Less Is More is full of powerful ideas for teaching with short, provocative text. This book broadens and extends our available teaching tools and materials, and can help engage all students. It is a valuable resource for language arts teachers.
Language arts teachers want all of their students to love literature and embrace the novels they assign. The classroom reality is that many students are not ready or motivated to immerse themselves in an entire novel. In order to reach and engage all students, teachers need to look beyond novels alone and embrace a richer variety of literature.
In Less Is More Kimberly Hill Campbell draws on research as well as her own classroom experiences to show how short texts engage a wide range of middle and high school students. She shares her discovery of the power of short texts to support her students' skills as readers, writers, and students of literature.
Kimberly shows how short texts can be integrated into the curriculum, without sacrificing required novels. Chapters examine different genres of short text, such as short stories, essays, memoir, and graphic novels. Each chapter provides reading, writing, and response strategies as well as a broad selection of short text resources that have proven effective with a wide range of students.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.38(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||11 - 17 Years|
Table of Contents
Foreword Leila Christenbury vi
Teaching Literature with Short Texts 1
Structures and Strategies That Support the Teaching of Short Texts 9
Short Stories 42
Children's Literature and Picture Books 175
Graphic Novels 199