ERIC Number: ED384914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Literary Criticism and the Teaching of Literature: A Teacher's Sourcebook.
Ley, Terry C., Ed.
Written by teacher-participants during 3 summer institutes in literary criticism and the teaching of literature, the 11 resource guides presented in this book deal with literary texts by American authors--texts which are commonly taught in secondary English classrooms. Each resource guide in the book includes critical commentary and information regarding the text's potential for teaching; a pool of instructional objectives; options for beginning study of the text; options for dealing with the text after students have read it; suggestions for evaluating students' success with the text and with selected activities; an annotated list of related texts; and at least one camera-ready guide for reading aimed at enhancement of a designated concept, insight, or literary/reading skill or strategy. The book begins with "An Overview of Critical Approaches (Alex Dunlop and Drew Clark); and "Critical Theory in the Classroom" (Douglas Alley). Resource guides in the book are "'Silent Snow, Secret Snow' by Conrad Aiken" (Sandra P. Harper); "'The Awakening' by Kate Chopin" (MaDonna K. Leenay); "'Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass' by Frederick Douglass" (Patricia D. Franks); "'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald" (Jim Fletcher); "'The Scarlet Letter' by Nathaniel Hawthorne" (Phyllis F. Cherubini); "'Their Eyes Were Watching God' by Zora Neale Hurston" (W. David LeNoir); "'A White Heron' by Sarah Orne Jewett" (Janice M. Knipp); "'The Jilting of Granny Weatherall' by Katherine Anne Porter" (Mary Stamler); "'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck" (Betty Esslinger and Ann Sharp); "'A Worn Path' by Eudora Welty" (Ronda Ramsey Foster); and "'Ethan Frome' by Edith Wharton" (Adela Aragon Candelaria). Appended is a 19-item annotated teacher's reading list for educators who wish to examine further the theories and pedagogy associated with the critical approaches used by the authors of the guides in the source book. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A