Critical Encounters in Secondary English: Teaching Literary Theory to Adolescents (Language & Literacy Series)
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 s...more
Also awesome is Appleman's impassioned defense of the act of teaching literary theory to adolescents — especially the closing chapter on the ...more
For the poiltical and social buffs in all of us, there is an in-depth chapter dedicated to the Marxist theory/approach to literature.
The more recent editions have more current examples and the 2o15 edition has non-fiction ideas which is great! I changed my rating from a 3 to a 4 for that reason.
Deborah recently edited an anthology ...more