Unless experienced and well-read English teachers can develop coherent and increasingly demanding literature curricula in their schools, average high school students will remain at about the fifth or sixth grade reading level--where they now are to judge from several independent sources. This book seeks to challenge education policy makers, test developers, and educators who discourage the assignment of appropriately difficult works to high school students and make construction of a coherent literature curriculum impossible.... to teach annotation; concepts such as tone, theme, parody, and mood; ideas such as quest, growing up, identity, independence, and obsession; and compare/ contrast strategies. I provide students with their own copies of all the texts we read so they can mark them up and practice highlighting. ... Short stories are then used to teach other major elements of literature: setting, dialogue, plot, and theme.
|Title||:||The Death and Resurrection of a Coherent Literature Curriculum|
|Publisher||:||R&L Education - 2012-06-16|