English studies today are driven by demanding curriculum, but this need is often met with unenthusiastic students. aFuna workalike movie days or projectsais often seen as what to do after the real work is finished. But what if instructors could blend the two pieces together more effectively, motivating students with interesting material while still achieving curriculum goals? This text attempts to fuse the pieces in to a cohesive philosophy. Yin and Yang in the English Classroom: Teaching With Popular Culture Texts is designed to provide college professors and high school teachers with both halves they need to tackle the job of teaching students literature and writing skills: theoretical foundations of, and practical applications for, the modern classroom. In addition to theory and research, each chapter also offers ready-to-use activities and projects that can be immediately brought into the classroom. Whether youare new and need a guide to begin your journey as a teacher, or youare experienced and want to add some spice to your classroom, this text can offer new ways to fold popular culture effectively into your teaching toolbox. Other key features of this book include: Clear, easy-to-read sections for each chapter, including a Review of Current Literature and Classroom Connections Student-centered solutions to increase engagement with popular culture and technology Step-by-step plans for taking the activities from the page to the classroom easily20 and can be examined separately to illustrate the heroa#39;s journey. ... flesh.21 Therefore, by pairing Buffy and classical literature such as Beowulf and The Odyssey, students will be able to better understand the characteristics of the hero myth.
|Title||:||Yin and Yang in the English Classroom|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-12-30|