Engaging American Novels: Lessons from the Classroom
This is a print version of this book. A PDF ebook version is also available.
This collection, edited by Joseph O. Milner and Carol A. Pope, focuses on ten frequently taught American novels, both classic and contemporary, that can help promote student engagement.
- Of Mice and Men
- Out of the Dust
- The Great Gatsby
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The Bluest Eye
- The Outsiders
- The Chocolate War
- Their Eyes Were Watching God
- Bless Me, Ultima
This collection opens with large ideas about reading texts, written by highly respected leaders in our field: Sheridan Blau, Carol Jago, Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Robert E. Probst, and John Noell Moore. Their brief but bold arguments challenge teachers to think about how students best engage with texts, especially novels.
The following chapters provide specific lessons, written by classroom teachers who have successfully taught these novels. Each lesson is an effective model for classroom use that you can adopt and adapt to meet your and your students’ needs.
390 pp. 2011. Grades 9–12. ISBN 978-0-8141-1358-5