ERIC Number: ED396300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Macbeth (and More): Better Planning, Better Learning.
Intended for both novice and experienced teachers, this book helps English teachers incorporate literature into their curriculum. The book presents three sets of lesson plans that can be used right away or be kept as guides for designing lesson plans in the future. The book shows how literature can help students achieve these goals: stimulate clear, logical thinking; promote understanding and appreciation; clarify life values; improve vocabulary; develop writing, speaking, and listening skills; and improve communication with peers. Chapters in the book are (1) "Planning Lessons on Literature"; (2) "Keeping the Students Clearly in Mind"; (3) "Studying Literature: Why Bother?"; (4) "Learning Lessons about Lessons"; (5) "Studying Vocabulary in Context"; and (6) "Preparing the Lessons." The book concludes with the three detailed and extensive lesson plans on K. Markandaya's "Nectar in a Sieve," N. Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," and Shakespeare's "Macbeth." Contains 40 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Drama, English Instruction, Lesson Plans, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Secondary Education
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6391-2, $19.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-6390-4, $44.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Macbeth; Nectar in a Sieve; Scarlet Letter