ERIC Number: ED436781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for a Gender-Balanced Curriculum in English, Grades 7-12.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL. Women in Literature and Life Assembly.
This booklet presents a book list, activities, and teacher resources to provide teachers a starting place for works of adolescent literature that will initiate conversations and questions about gender roles and the perceptions of appropriate behavior and activities. It is designed to bring teachers' attention to more recent titles in order to augment the curriculum and assist teachers in addressing the concerns of today's young adult readers. It lists 39 short stories and collections, 45 works of contemporary realistic fiction, 9 works of fantasy/science fiction, 19 works of historical fiction, 5 works of folklore, 17 works of biography or autobiography, 6 works of personal narrative, 17 informational books, 13 works about drama, and 9 works of poetry. It lists 12 teacher resources and 12 activities for building a more balanced English language arts curriculum in the English classroom. (RS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Biographies, Class Activities, Drama, English Instruction, Folk Culture, Poetry, Science Fiction, Secondary Education, Sex Role, Short Stories
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL. Women in Literature and Life Assembly.