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The Resource If you teach it, they will read : literature's life lessons for today's students, John V. MacLean

If you teach it, they will read : literature's life lessons for today's students, John V. MacLean

Label
If you teach it, they will read : literature's life lessons for today's students
Title
If you teach it, they will read
Title remainder
literature's life lessons for today's students
Statement of responsibility
John V. MacLean
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What does it mean to "teach" a poem, novel or play? Surely it is about lessons in comprehension and improvements in language facility, but what does literature teach us beyond literacy? Students can read substantive literature for what its authors intended: an insight into the human condition. Students, even those who appear indifferent, struggle with questions of right and wrong, good and evil, love and loss, self-interest and self-sacrifice. Using literature he has used with his students, the author insists that asking the right questions, discussing ideas that still matter, will show students that others have wrestled with the same issues, expressing that struggle in timeless stories. For the teacher of literature, the student of literature, the lover of literature, this book is a reminder of why, in the words of Maya Angelou, "we stumble and fall, and how, miraculously, we can stand up." What more important lesson is there?
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacLean, John V
Dewey number
807.1/273
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB1528
LC item number
.M283 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language arts (Secondary)
  • Reading (Secondary)
  • English language
Label
If you teach it, they will read : literature's life lessons for today's students, John V. MacLean
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dealing with loss : "the wanderer," the Hemingway hero, and The Tempest
  • The need to dream : Of Mice and Men, The Glass Menagerie, and The Great Gatsby
  • The weight of the past : Oedipus and The Piano Lesson
  • Private morality and second chances : The Scarlet Letter, The Crucible, and The Kite Runner
  • Throwing the good away : Macbeth, Fences, and Death of a Salesman
  • Love, actually : Twelfth Night, Othello, and Wuthering Heights
  • Some great deed : The Iliad
  • Final thoughts
  • The search for identity : Cyrano de Bergerac and A Lesson Before Dying
  • Rite of passage : The Odyssey, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Heart of Darkness
  • The quest : Arthurian legends, Siddhartha, and Song of Solomon
  • I want a hero : The Canterbury Tales, Beowulf, and Hamlet
  • The anti-hero : Native Son and The Stranger
  • Literary devices
  • A woman's place : Medea and A Doll's House
  • The little things that matter : Emma and Pride and Prejudice
Control code
ocn605019035
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 149 pages
Isbn
9781607097785
Lccn
2010013969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781607097785
  • (OCoLC)605019035
Label
If you teach it, they will read : literature's life lessons for today's students, John V. MacLean
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dealing with loss : "the wanderer," the Hemingway hero, and The Tempest
  • The need to dream : Of Mice and Men, The Glass Menagerie, and The Great Gatsby
  • The weight of the past : Oedipus and The Piano Lesson
  • Private morality and second chances : The Scarlet Letter, The Crucible, and The Kite Runner
  • Throwing the good away : Macbeth, Fences, and Death of a Salesman
  • Love, actually : Twelfth Night, Othello, and Wuthering Heights
  • Some great deed : The Iliad
  • Final thoughts
  • The search for identity : Cyrano de Bergerac and A Lesson Before Dying
  • Rite of passage : The Odyssey, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Heart of Darkness
  • The quest : Arthurian legends, Siddhartha, and Song of Solomon
  • I want a hero : The Canterbury Tales, Beowulf, and Hamlet
  • The anti-hero : Native Son and The Stranger
  • Literary devices
  • A woman's place : Medea and A Doll's House
  • The little things that matter : Emma and Pride and Prejudice
Control code
ocn605019035
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 149 pages
Isbn
9781607097785
Lccn
2010013969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781607097785
  • (OCoLC)605019035

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