Reading, Learning, Teaching Barbara Kingsolver

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Peter Lang, 2005 - Education - 154 pages
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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.

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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).

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