9780876285541

The Literature Teacher's Book Of Lists (J-B Ed: Book of Lists)

Strouf, Judie L. H.

ISBN 10: 087628554X / 0-87628-554-X
ISBN 13: 9780876285541
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
These 247 reproducible lists for anyone who loves books are organized into 9 sections: Introduction to Literature, Books for All Ages, Genres for Every Taste, Poetry, Drama, Themes, Literary Periods, Potpourri, and Reference & Aids. Also includes various individual lists such as reading for teens and authors' last words. A helpful teachers' resource.

Review:
This unique information source and time-saver for literature teachers includes 247 useful lists for developing instructional materials and planning lessons for secondary and college students. Some of the lists supply teacher background; others are to copy for student use; many give new twists to studied topics.

For quick access and easy use, the lists are printed in a full-page format, cross-referenced throughout, and organized into nine distinct sections:
I LITERATURE ... AN INTRODUCTION includes 16 broad lists covering main types of literature; Nobel Prize winners; an extensive literary glossary with pronunciation aids; literary and Biblical allusions; famous characters; gods and goddesses; and others
II BOOKS ...FOR ALL AGES provides 15 lists, ranging from "Best-Selling Books" and "Just Good Reading for Teens," to "Reading List for the College-Bound" and "Puzzle and Brainteaser Books."
III GENRES...FOR EVERY TASTE offers 48 lists relating to autobiography and biography, comics, detective and spy stories, documents, epics, essays, fables, fairy tales, fantasy/horror/ghost stories, folklore, letters/diaries/journals, novels, and short stories
IV POETRY...REFLECTION OF THE SOUL details 32 different types of poetry from ballad through sonnet; contains a poetry glossary; and explains stanza types, versification, poetic devices, and more.
V DRAMA...THEREBY HANGS A TALE features 16 lists from "Drama Masters," "Drama Critics' Circle Awards," and "Shakespeare: Complete Plays and Poems," to "Long-Running Broadway Plays."
VI THEMES...UNDER ONE UMBRELLA suggests 48 thematic lists encompassing either literature (including African American, Native American, Spanish and other world literatures), the special contributions of female authors, young adult concerns, existentialism, transcendentalism, symbolism, and more.
VII PERIODS...INTO ONE ERA & OUT OF THE OTHER furnishes 20 lists of background information, such as inventions by century; literary, dramatic and other events from the Renaissance to 1900; classicism, romanticism and neoclassicism; and fiction from around the world by decade.
VIII POTPOURI...WEIRD, WHIMSICAL & WORTHWHILE presents 37 captivating, off-beat lists such ad rare books values, daffynitions, and last words of authors, as well as practical lists on the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification systems, and alternative book reporting activities.
IX ENDINGS...REFERENCES & AIDS contains 15 lists of references for teachers and students: how to evaluate literature texts, student literary questionnaires, resource lists for cassette and computer software for teaching literature, and other teacher aids.

In short, The Literature Teacher's Book of Lists gives you a ready source of excellent examples, key words; teachable content, and teaching ideas that would otherwise take many years to compile. It will save you time and help you instill in your students a genuine appreciation for the world of literature.

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