Because of the emphasis placed on nonfiction and informational textbooks by the Common Core State Standards, literature teachers all over the country are re-evaluating their curriculum and looking for thoughtful ways to incorporate nonfiction into their courses. They are also rethinking their pedagogy as they consider ways to approach textbooks that are outside the usual fare of secondary literature classrooms. The Critical Encounters in Secondary English: Teaching Literary Theory to Adolescents 3rd edition (PDF) provides an integrated approach to incorporating nonfiction and informational texts into the literature classroom. Grounded in solid theory with new field-tested classroom activities, this new edition shows teachers how to adapt practices that have always defined good pedagogy to the new generation of standards for literature instruction.
New for the Critical Encounters in Secondary English 3rd Edition PDF:
- New classroom activities created and field-tested specifically for use with nonfiction textbooks.
- Lists of nonfiction texts at the end of each chapter related to the critical lens described in that chapter.
- A new preface and new introduction that discusses the CCSS and their implications for literature instruction.
- A new chapter on new historicism, a critical lens uniquely suited to interpreting nonfiction and informational sources.
- Additional activities that demonstrate how informational textbooks can be used in conjunction with traditional literary textbooks.
“What a smart and useful ebook!” — Mike Rose, University of California, Los Angeles
“[This ebook] has enriched my understanding both of teaching literature and of how I read. I know of no other ebook quite like it.” — Michael W. Smith, Temple University, College of Education
“I have recommended Critical Encounters 3rd edition to every group of practicing and preservice teachers that I have taught or worked with and I will continue to do so.” — Ernest Morrell, director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME), Teachers College, Columbia University