Weaving In the Women: Transforming the High School English Curriculum

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Where are the role models for young women in high school English texts? Why should we settle for the images of women created by male authors? According to Liz Whaley and Liz Dodge, not only are suitable works by women available and accessible, they are absolutely necessary to achieve gender balance. Whaley and Dodge's highly acclaimed book presents a diverse selection of many of the best women writers, along with practical ideas on how to integrate them into the curriculum.

Covering authors from Aphra Behn and Jane Austen to Sadie and Bessie Delany and Barbara Kingsolver, Weaving In the Women explores what their works are about and where educators can find them. It includes chapters on ninth- and tenth-grade English, American and English literature, novels, and a revised chapter on a women's literature course. Equally important are the dozens of student-centered strategies and activities designed to engage even the most reluctant learners. Best of all are the annotated lists of additional books at the ends of chapters, now updated to include books published since 1992.

Grounded in research and theory, this is a how-to, nuts-and-bolts book for teachers designing inclusive high-school English programs and for those not yet so engaged. The book is equally useful to preservice English teachers just learning which authors to include and experimenting with pedagogy. In fact, anyone seeking to expand his or her knowledge of writers from a variety of ethnicities, time periods, and classes will find Weaving In the Women essential reading.

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Liz Whaley taught high school English for twenty-eight years, the last twenty-one at Oyster River High School in Durham, New Hampshire. Since retiring from teaching in 1996, Liz has worked part-time at Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, New Hampshire, where, among other things, she conducts a monthly book discussion. Liz Dodge, with twenty-six years in high school English classrooms, retired in 1998 from Oyster River High School in Durham, New Hampshire. Since 1989, she and Liz Whaley have presented many workshops, including a daylong conference on bringing women into high school English courses and adopting a more student-centered pedagogy.

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"All English teachers should have Weaving In the Women on their bookshelves. This important text provides a wealth of pedagogical and bibliographic resources for enriching a high school literary curriculum."-Margaret Finders, Author of Just Girls

?All English teachers should have Weaving In the Women on their bookshelves. This important text provides a wealth of pedagogical and bibliographic resources for enriching a high school literary curriculum.?-Margaret Finders, Author of Just Girls

-All English teachers should have Weaving In the Women on their bookshelves. This important text provides a wealth of pedagogical and bibliographic resources for enriching a high school literary curriculum.--Margaret Finders, Author of Just Girls

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