ERIC Number: ED345288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Using "The Contender" by Robert Lipsyte.
The novels of Robert Lipsyte are excellent for use in a middle school or secondary school classroom. His 1967 classic, "The Contender," and its sequel, "The Brave," are both strong on characterization, plot, and theme. Focusing on "The Contender," students can explore contending characters, forces, and themes. Related novels, films, and nonfiction works can give students and their teachers added insight into the complex and ambiguous world of "The Contender," the world of boxing. A list of discussion topics for teaching, related works, and author information may be of help to the classroom teacher in teaching "The Contender." (A brief passage by Robert Lipsyte in which he describes the inspiration for "The Contender" is attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Boxing; Contender (The); Lipsyte (Robert)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (81st, Seattle, WA, November 22-27, 1991).