ERIC Number: ED250714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Literature--News That Stays News: Fresh Approaches to the Classics. Classroom Practices in Teaching English, 1984.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
New approaches to the teaching of the classics are explored in this collection of articles written by high school, junior college, college, and university literature instructors. The seven articles in the first section of the book discuss linking the classics. Specific topics covered in the articles include using the works of William Golding as a key to the works of Joseph Conrad, the role of the misfit in literature, and the relationships between a classic novel and a related painting. The four articles in the second section inquire into the connection between literature and writing. Topics covered in this section include writing allegories as a way to approach the classics; using writing to facilitate the teaching of "Beowulf"; and reading, writing, and the Victorian novel. The third, fourth, and fifth sections offer teaching units for specific titles at three levels: kindergarten through grade eight, high school, and university. Titles discussed include "The Scarlet Letter,""The Odyssey,""Pride and Prejudice,""To Kill a Mockingbird,""Ozymandias," and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." (RBW)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Drama, English Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Integrated Activities, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Poetry, Reading Interests, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 30127, $6.65 member, $8.50 nonmember).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: Classics (Literature)
Note: Prepared by the NCTE Committee on Classroom Practices in Teaching English.