Teaching English: Theory and Practice from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve

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James Lorimer & Company, 2000 - Education - 152 pages
Donald Gutteridge describes the unique way we read poetry and fiction and offers concrete ideas about how English can be best taught in schools.
He argues that students should read literature in the same spirit in which it is written--aesthetically. Similarly, students should be encouraged to create their own stories and poems through a poetic writing process. Teaching English presents six aesthetics-based principles for teaching literature and includes sample lesson plans and annotated lists of resources.
Drawing on recent work in psycholinguistics, rhetoric an learning theory, Teaching English offers a refreshing method for bringing students closer to the English language.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
How We Read
8
Reading Poetry
20
Some Pedagogical Principles
34
Implications for Teaching Poetry
45
Grades Four to Nine
51
Grades Ten to Twelve
58
Resources
67
Pedagogical Principles and Implications for Teaching Fiction
83
A Sample Lesson
90
Resources
96
Some Practical Suggestions
108
Sound Theory Good Practice
115
Afterword
122
Index
145
Copyright

The Process of Reading Fiction
77

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About the author (2000)

DON GUTTERIDGE is a major Canadian writer, poet, and educator. He has taught English to students at all levels for over thirty years. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario.

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