Teaching Literature in a Clever, Fun Way – A Book For Classroom Teachers & Home Schoolers.
"LITERATURE: the Book, the Place and the Pen" is designed to educate students about good literature both in the classroom and at home. The information is applicable to all grade levels. There are multiple exciting activities that engage students in reading literature and also writing about what they have learned.
The book meets national language arts standards through twelve chapters, each centered on a different genre of literature. There are unique writing tasks in each chapter, interesting background information about each genre, and practical and inspirational assignments for the students.
"LITERATURE: the Book, the Place and the Pen" encourages students to become prolific, life-long readers of all types of literature – short stories, novels, non-fiction, drama and poetry. To instill in students a love of reading, so they can strive to become insightful thinkers and competent writers of literature in its many varied forms.
As F. Scott Fitzgerald believed, good literature reflects in some way the multi-faceted nature of life: “That is part of the beauty of literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong…” Through literature, students learn to explore life and to consider the various options for themselves.
|Publisher:||Ambler Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Andrea was awarded "Teacher of the Year" by the Beverly Hills Educational Foundation, received "Outstanding Teacher Awards" from the Beverly Hills School District and Chamber of Commerce, and was honored with the "Johns Hopkins University Teacher Recognition Award." She is listed in "Who's Who in American Education."
Her previous book is "Keepers of the Flame: A Poetry and Prose Resource Book for Teachers" as co-author, and she helped develop "Distant Shore," part of a K-8 literature series for McGraw-Hill Publishing. Andrea has made numerous presentations at local and state English conferences, and currently resides with her husband, Charles Hargrove, in Pasadena, California.
Jerald Eugele Klocek has an M.A. degree from UC Riverside and a B.A. in English from Baldwin-Wallace University. He also completed graduate studies at UCLA, California State L.A. and Northridge, and National University. Jerald has taught both at middle school and high school levels in Ohio and California: English at Monrovia High School, Monrovia; South Pasadena Junior High School, South Pasadena; and La Canada High School, La Canada Flintridge. He was twice elected President of the La Canada, California Teachers Association. Jerald taught at Valley Preparatory School in Redlands, California where he later served as Headmaster. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is co-author of "LITERATURE: the Book, the Place and the Pen."
Christine J. Coates is an independent professional artist and muralist who has painted numerous murals in Southern California. She graduated from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, and has had numerous exhibitions of her work throughout the Los Angeles area. Christine lives in Redlands, California and is the illustrator of "LITERATURE: the Book, the Place and the Pen."
Table of Contents
The Writing Process
The Revising Process
The Editing Process
1 Through the Eyes of Others - Genre: Fiction The Short Story
2 We are all booked up - Genre: Fiction The Novel
3 Something New. . .Something Extraordinary - Genre: Fiction The Setting of the Novel
4 Catching Sight of the Past - Genre: Fiction The Historical Novel
5 Gathering Thoughts - Genre: Fiction A Reader’s Response Log
6 It’s True . . . this time it’s personal - Genre: Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir
7 Another Writer’s Beginnings - Genre: Non-Fiction The Art and Craft of Biography
8 A Critic’s Eye - Genre: Fiction and Non-Fiction The Book Review
9 Story Teller Extraordinaire - Genre: Fables, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales Once Upon a Time
10 Shakespeare Re-Imagined - Genre: Drama The Curtain Opens
11 Victorian Writers Who Had Great Expectations - Genre: Victorian Drama and Fiction Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
12 Poetry: The Golden Flax of Literature - Genre: Poetry Sonnets, Concrete Poetry and Narrative Poetry
Historical Sites of American and British Authors