ERIC Number: ED168040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
In Search of Ernest Hemingway: A Model for Teaching a Literature Seminar.
Intended for use every day for a semester, this secondary seminar handbook provides a schedule, lesson plans, materials for classroom distribution, and a bibliography for a course designed to teach critical reading and basic writing skills through an in-depth study of Ernest Hemingway. Because the course requires that students write seven position papers that combine biographical information about Hemingway with analyses of individual examples of his writing, the handbook outlines the procedures involved in writing each paper and offers models that can be used as examples for the students in writing their own papers. The handbook also describes the process for "Defense Day," an activity that is integral to the seminar, and suggests ways that the teaching methods might be adapted to other authors and their works. Among the items included in the appendixes are an outline of the life and times of Ernest Hemingway and seven anecdotes from Hemingway biographies. (MAI)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Critical Reading, English Instruction, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Secondary Education, Student Writing Models, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, United States Literature, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.