young adult literature
How to use this site
Goals for teaching
literature: What does it mean to teach literature?
students’ individual differences: Who are our kids?
Organizing Literature Instruction: How Do I Decide What to Teach?
to Foster Interpretation: How Can I Help Students Read Better?
Discussions of Literature: How Do I Get Them to Talk about Literature?
literature: How do I get them to write about literature?
in the classroom: What’s the use of story?
and task-specific strategies: How does the shape of a text change
the shape of my teaching?
Classics: Do I Have To Teach the Canon, And If So, How Do I Do It?
to Engage Students with Literature: What are Different Ways of Seeing?
Literacy: What else is a text and how do I teach it?
Evaluating Students’ Learning: How do I know what they’ve
Censorship, Creating an Ethical Classroom Environment. and Teacher
Professionalism: How do I Stay in Control, Out of Trouble, and Continue
to Develop as A Teacher?
developing story characters through Web pages
What is a Short Story?: definitions by writers/editors
college course on narrative theory
Why (and how) should I teach storytelling?
storytelling in the classroom
units on survival stories
North American slave narratives
high school students responses to issues in stories
The Moonlit Road: folktales
lots of on-line short stories
lots of resources for teaching short stories
National Storytelling Network
audio versions of stories
using storytelling in the classroom
The Hero’s Journey: create a hero’s story
folk tales, legends, myths
Native American storytelling
hundreds of folk/fairy tales, myths, legends
Teaching storytelling: NCTE position statement
issues of “truth” in story writing
teachers uses of mapping of stories about teaching
Student Units[ you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the following PDF files ]
Disneyfication of Folklore: Adolescence and Archetypes
Ideas on Teaching A Frame of Reference