''What a smart and useful book! It provides teachers with a wealth of knowledge and material to help their students develop critical perspective and suppleness of thought.''
--Mike Rose, University of California, Los Angeles
This bestseller was the first text to specifically address the challenges of teaching critical theory in high school literature classrooms. Since its original publication, the author has worked with hundreds of teachers and students to update and refine the lessons she presents. This completely revised Second Edition now features:
* A new introductory chapter that focuses on ideology and literary theory.
* A new chapter on using literary theory with diverse learners.
* An expanded discussion of gender, including new activities.
* A reframing of Marxist literary theory.
* A new postcolonial lens that will help students read such classics as Things Fall Apart.
* An amplified focus on cultural texts, with new material on helping students think critically about music videos, websites, advertisements, films, and television shows and two new activities for analyzing a contemporary movie.
* Many new additions to the appendix of activities, including handouts from teachers who have adapted the original activities for use with diverse students.
Praise for the First Edition!
''All the undergraduate students cited [Appleman's book] as their favorite piece of work for the semester, and the one that was most successful during student teaching.'' --English Journal
''This book provides powerful ways to get young people thinking about literature and about how it relates to their lives.'' --Rethinking Schools
''Compelling.'' --Teacher Magazine
''Interesting and provocative''--Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy
''Many teachers have difficulty engaging students in critical analyses of literature because teachers themselves do no know how to use strategies to ease their students into this higher order thinking process. Appleman's text helps teachers understand how and why, 'now perhaps more than ever before, students need critical tools to read the increasingly bewildering and text-filled world that surrounds them,' and provides detailed strategies to guide students' review of literature.''
--Voice of Youth Advocate
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This book challenges current paradigms of literature instruction by making a case for teaching critical theory in high school literature classrooms. It argues for the importance of multiple critical perspectives and urges teachers to expand their theoretical repertoires.
Teachers will find actual lessons and strategies for teaching a variety of contemporary literary theories including reader response, feminism, Marxism, and deconstruction.Product Description:
Makes a case for teaching critical theory in secondary school literature classrooms. The author argues the importance of multiple critical perspectives and urges teachers to expand their theoretical repertoires. Literary theories covered include reader response, feminism and Marxism.
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Book Description Teachers College Press, 2000. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP93161589