ERIC Number: ED333473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Pullin' It All Together Karen Dunne: One Woman Workin' Too Hard. Report Series 2.16.
This portrait of a high school literature classroom is one of a series of several such portraits which depict diverse classroom settings of high school literature, and which result from the second year of a teacher-research project in the greater Albany, New York area. This article portrays teacher Karen Dunne and her tenth-grade class of average ability in a large suburban high school, as they look at how John Steinbeck uses details and specifics to create a particular place and to create distinct characters in his novel "Of Mice and Men." It focuses first on how Dunne uses small group work to accomplish this objective, and then shows how Dunne, feeling that this approach has failed, in the next session lectures the class in a close reading of the book. (SR)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, English Instruction, Grade 10, High Schools, Literature Appreciation, Naturalistic Observation, Novels, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship
Literature Center, University at Albany Ed B-9, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12222.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Learning and Teaching of Literature, Albany, NY.
Identifiers: Aesthetic Reading; New York (Albany); Of Mice and Men; Steinbeck (John)
Note: For other reports in this series, see CS 212 919-921.