ERIC Number: EJ568485
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Foregrounding the Background.
English Journal, v87 n3 p14-16 Mar 1998
Argues that when introductory activities to the classics begin with background information, it can upstage or confine the life of the story, and shows little faith in the students as readers or in the literature itself. Suggests sometimes letting the literature begin, and then helping students make sense of it. Discusses examples from "To Kill a Mockingbird" and Shakespeare. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: Teaching the Classics: Old Wine, New Bottles.