ERIC Number: ED284201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
A Critical Look at Literature Worth Teaching.
Small, Robert C., Jr., Ed.; Kelly, Patricia P., Ed.
Virginia English Bulletin, v36 n2 Win 1986
In order to help teachers identify works of literature that will remain vibrant parts of their students' lives and give them new insights into themselves, their friends, and their enemies, this journal contains articles suggesting works that the authors found most meaningful to themselves. Titles and authors are as follows: (1) "'April Morning': Coming to Manhood, All in a Few Hours" (K. Donelson); (2) "Is God Dead?" (L. K. Snyder); (3) "A Record of Epiphanies in the Work of M. E. Kerr" (C. Zinck); (4) "A Shelf Life of 'Forever'" (N. E. Davis); (5) "Pinky's Tale: An Appreciative Response to 'A Day No Pigs Would Die'" (J. Morrell); (6) "A Hero Still Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich" (L. Newbury); (7) "A Look at Foster Care in 'The Great Gilly Hopkins'" (P. Stokes); (8) "The Black Woman: A Focus on 'Strength of Character' in 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'" (S. S. Cordell); (9) "A Reading of 'Hamlet': An Experiment in Personalized 'New Criticism'" (R. G. Goba); (10) "Robert Frost's 'The Pasture': Poem and Metapoem" (M. S. Moore); (11) "Keats's 'On First Looking into Chapman's Homer' and Poetic Integrity" (P. Lanier, Jr.); (12) "Early American Literature Worth Teaching: Philip Freneau's 'Indian' Poems" (J. Baker); (13) "Anguish and Anger" (S. Robbins); (14) "Willa Cather--Not Just a Prairie Writer" (E. Beamer); (15) "Bellow's 'Dangling Man': Archetype of Adolescence" (J. E. Davis); (16) "Huck Finn and America's Symbolic Landscape" (D. Walker); (17) "The Missed Adventures of 'Huckleberry Finn'" (K. E. Sullivan); (18) "Hemingway's Hold on Readers" (E. H. Thompson); (19) "A Novel Worth Teaching: Salinger's 'The Catcher in the Rye'" (V. F. Daughtry); (20) "'A Separate Peace': A Novel Worth Teaching" (W. M. Reed); (21) "Merlin's Magic" (N. Merrell); (22) "A Critical Look at John Gardner's 'Grendel'" (M. Segedy); (23) "'Fahrenheit 451': Three Reasons Why It's Worth Teaching" (W. E. Reynolds); (24) "Benedict Kiely and the Irish Gelignite Tradition" (E. C. Epps); (25) "A Mentor-Protege Relationship: A Look at Gail Godwin's 'The Finishing School'" (B. Naff); (26) "The Maturation Theme in Jon Cleary's Fiction" (J. W. Crawford); (27) "Values Clarification in Biblical Literature" (M. Ediger); (28) "History in Literature: 'A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver'" (M. S. Loehr and J. Wright); (29) "The Necessary Lie" (W. Westcott); (30) "The Wise Way--A Gifted Program" (A. L. Gibson and J. Worley); (31) "Staging a Literary Festival" (S. Poe and H. Jessee); (32) "Of Puritans, Plymouth, and Process" (S. Whiteman); (33) "Owning the Literature and the Lesson, Too" (L. C. Latzko); (34) "Macbeth for the Reluctant Student" (D. Wiest); (35) "Getting from Here to There" (M. K. Simpson); (36) "Literary Clue: A Game of Style" (M. Webster); (37) "A Student-Centered Approach to Teaching Poetry" (P. Curtis); (38) "Integrating Reading and Writing Using Children's Literature: A Novel Approach" (K. D. Dur and N. D. Manning); (39) "Individualized Novel Study" (O. Anderson); and (40) "Writing before Reading" (J. H. Jones). Book reviews relevant to the theme of the journal are also included. (SRT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Virginia Association of Teachers of English.