ERIC Number: ED461123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Sandra Cisneros in the Classroom: "Do Not Forget To Reach." The NCTE High School Literature Series.
This book, the third volume in the NCTE High School Literature Series, explores the joys of reading and teaching the stories and poems of noted Mexican American author Sandra Cisneros. Already a fixture in many high school English classes, her works resonate with the challenges and promises of living in a multicultural society, and they appeal to students of all backgrounds. The book provides biographical information, including an interview with Sandra Cisneros; activities to help students mine their own experiences as rich sources of personal writing, using both Cisneros's fiction and nonfiction as models; methods for weaving literary terminology into the experience of literature study; samples of critical essays suitable for sharing with students; and lists of further resources for teaching both Cisneros's works and literature in general. Teaching suggestions in the book have enough flexibility to allow individual teachers to adapt them to their specific classrooms and students. The book is divided into the following chapters: (1) Where Life and Art Intersect; (2) Writing from Models; (3) A Feast for the Senses; (4) Teaching Literary Terminology in Context; (5) The House That Everybody Knows; (6) Taking a Critical Stance; and (7) "Woman Hollering Creek" and More. (Contains 23 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Context, English Instruction, Fiction, High Schools, Literary Devices, Literature Appreciation, Mexican American Literature, Mexican Americans, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reader Response, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.