A Classroom of Teenaged Readers

A Classroom of Teenaged Readers

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Bg This exciting book helps teachers turn high school students into lifelong readers by approaching reading literature as a process and encouraging teachers to center their classroom on the student instead of focussing on the literature. A Classroom of Teenaged Readers explores how teenagers actually read, and conveys the importance of knowing what interests teens and how they evolved as readers. By understanding a teen's reading history, teachers can then create student-centered literature classrooms that focus on the needs and interests of their students. High school English teachers.Like many high school English teachers, Shirley used to spend several weeks every year practicing exam question after exam question with her AP ... Often, as in the case of practicing for the AP exam, the writing that is assigned in the English classroom as aquot;literatureaquot; simply displaces reading. ... But the bottom line is this: writing takes time- time away from reading literature and talking about literature.

Title:A Classroom of Teenaged Readers
Author:Driek Zirinsky, Shirley Rau
Publisher:Allyn & Bacon - 2001


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