ERIC Number: ED226366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Seminars in the Content Area: In Search of Hemingway, Salinger, and Steinbeck.
Intended for high school and college literature instructors, this book contains materials for intensive semester-long seminars on the lives and works of three American authors: Ernest Hemingway, J. D. Salinger, and John Steinbeck. Each seminar revolves around seven papers the students are required to write and defend aloud in front of the rest of the class. Classmates then assign and discuss a grade for each paper. Following an introduction discussing each step of the seminar method and the sequence of writing skills, the book is divided into three sections, one for each author. Each section contains a daily schedule for the seminar, a chronology of the author's life, and the materials and procedures for reading and writing a paper for each work studied. Models for the student papers are included. Appendixes at the end of each section contain extensive chronologies in time-line fashion, essays relevant to the author's works, and a trimester or 60-day seminar schedule. (HTH)
Descriptors: Authors, English Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Literature Appreciation, Secondary Education, Seminars, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach, United States Literature, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 58862, $12.00 member, $13.75 non-member).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.