Reading, Learning, Teaching Barbara Kingsolver

Front Cover
Peter Lang, 2005 - Education - 154 pages
0 Reviews
Our English classrooms are often only as vibrant as the literature that we teach. This book explores the writing of contemporary American author, Barbara Kingsolver, who offers readers and students engaging fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that confront the reader and the world. Here, teachers will find an introduction to the works of Kingsolver and an opportunity to explore how to bring those works into the classroom as a part of the reading and writing curriculum. This volume attempts to confront what we teach and how we teach as English teachers through the vivid texts Kingsolver offers her readers.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Barbara KingsolverConfronting the Politics of It All
11
Confronting the Nonfiction Essay
33
Confronting The Bean Trees Confronting the Novel
61
Confronting The Poisonwood Bible
87
Confronting Prodigal Summer
111
Confronting Language Confronting Culture
125
Confronting Reading Learning
141
References
151
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

The Author: P. L. Thomas, Assistant Professor of Education at Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina), taught English for eighteen years before entering higher education. He holds an Ed.D. from the University of South Carolina and is the author of Numbers Games (Peter Lang, 2004) and Teaching Writing Primer (Peter Lang, 2005).

Bibliographic information