ERIC Number: ED458196
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Publication Date: 2000
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Reader Response in Secondary and College Classrooms. Second Edition.
Karolides, Nicholas J., Ed.
This collection of papers focuses on the application of transactional reader response theory in the classroom, offering a spectrum of strategies. There are 20 chapters in 4 parts. Part 1, "The Transactional Theory of Literature," includes (1) "The Transactional Theory of Literature" (Nicholas J. Karolides); (2) "Connecting Students and Literature: What Do Teachers Do and Why Do They Do It?" (Robert C. Small); (3) "'The Guy Who Wrote This Poem Seems To Have the Same Feelings as You Have': Reader-Response Methodology" (Leila Christenbury); and (4) "Writing from, of, and about Literature" (Robert E. Probst). Part 2, "Initiating Readers' Responses: Classroom Processes," includes (5) "Reader Response at the Movies" (Joy Gould Boyum); (6) "Mending Walls: Using a Reader-Response Approach to Teach Poetry" (Ron Luce); (7) "Two Reader-Response Classrooms: Using Prereading Activity and Readers Theatre Approaches" (Patricia P. Kelly); and (8) "'I Understand the Grief': Theory-Based Introduction to 'People'" (Deborah Appleman). Part 3, "Developing Readers; Response: Classroom Processes," includes (9) "Teaching Eudora Welty's 'Petrified Man': Expanding Preliminary Insights" (Marshall Toman); (10) "Reader Response to Drama: Prospecting for Human Understandings and Connections" (Linda Varvel); (11) "Hill Climbing with Thoreau: Creating Meaningful Carryover" (Mary Jo Schaars); (12) "Intensifying Transactions through Multiple Text Exploration: A Literature Circle Approach to Novels Set in the United States During World War II" (Elizabeth A. Poe); (13) "Role-Playing Experiences: Expanding Readers' Responses to Literature" (Nicholas J. Karolides); and (14) "A Writing-To-Learn/Reader-Response Approach to Teaching 'Antigone'" (Duane H. Roen). Part 4, "Exploring Differences: Gender, Race and Culture," includes (15) "'Trifles' as Treason: Coming to Consciousness as a Gendered Reader" (Laura Quinn); (16) "Reading and Teaching from the Outside: Responding to Native American Literature" (David W. Furniss); (17) "CultivaReader Response: Dawn's Responses to 'The Things They Carried' and 'When Heaven and Earth Changed Places'" (Arlette Ingram Willis); (18) "Teacher Learning in Response to Autobiographical Literature" (Jocelyn Glazier, Mary McVee, Susan Wallace-Cowell, Bette Shellhorn, Susan Florio-Ruane, and Taffy E. Raphael); (19) "Calypso, Jazz, Reggae, Salsa: Literature, Response, and the African Diaspora" (Linda A. Spears-Bunton); and (20) "Reader Responses to Roethke's 'My Papa's Waltz': Exploring Different Perspectives" (Jean E. Brown and Louise Garcia Harrison). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: American Indian Literature, Autobiographies, Cultural Differences, Drama, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Literature Appreciation, Poetry, Racial Differences, Reader Response, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Skills, Reading Writing Relationship, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Sex Differences
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