Theme-Sets for Secondary Students How to Scaffold Core Literature

ISBN-10: 0325009147
ISBN-13: 9780325009148
Edition: 2006
List price: $26.88
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List price: $26.88
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 1/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

"No longer do secondary teachers have to feel married to the classics and divorced from their students. "Theme-Sets for Secondary Students "bridges the gap." - Cris TovaniSo many reading and writing levels, so many different backgrounds and interests, and so many instructional needs. In the English classroom the need for differentiation has never been greater, yet at the same time students must all be working toward the same instructional and content-knowledge goals. Here's a new solution to this paradox: theme-sets. By combining best classroom practices with theme-sets, you surround canonical texts with supporting literature and inquiry-based instruction to help students formulate and answer questions about the central theme of a core novel. "Theme-Sets for Secondary Students" illustrates how theme-sets can turn traditional high school literature study into an engrossing collaborative exploration of topics such as: migrant families ("Grapes of Wrath")the African American experience ("Their Eyes Were Watching God")the literature of war ("Night")the bullying mentality ("Lord of the Flies," "Great Expectations," and "The Scarlet Letter")utopian/dystopian societies ("Fahrenheit 451")."Theme-Sets for Secondary Students" shows you how to choose fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and other genres for theme-sets. It offers ways to obtain the books for your theme sets at low cost, as well as ideas on planning theme-based instruction, differentiating instruction using theme-sets, and sparking inquiry in all adolescentseven disinterested and struggling students. The discussion of each core text is accompanied by book lists, teaching points, inquiry activities that integrate the theme-sets withthe core text, and suggestions for evaluating how learners are doing. Theme-sets are a new and powerful way to differentiate your literature instruction and transform your teaching. "Theme-Sets for Secondary Students" is a powerful way to get started.

Jeannine D. Richison is coauthor of the Heinemann titles Interactive Notebooks for English Language Learners and Theme-Sets for Secondary Students. She taught secondary English for twenty-eight years and currently coordinates English education at California Polytechnic State University. She has worked in a variety of capacities with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the California Early Assessment Program, and the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence. She has also been a speech and debate coach with the National Forensic League.

Using Best Practices to Construct Better Readers
Making Theme-sets Work
Theme-Set: 1 Migrant Families
Core Text:The Grapes of Wrathby John Steinbeck
Theme-Set: 2 Growing Up Ethnic in Americandash;The African American Experience
Core Text:Their Eyes Were Watching Godby Zora Neale Hurston
Theme-Set: 3 Literature of War
Core Text:Nightby Elie Wiesel
Theme-Set: 4 The Bullying Mentality
Core Texts:Lord of the Fliesby William Golding,Great Expectationsby Charles Dickens, and The Scarlet Letterby Nathaniel Hawthorn
Theme-Set: 5 Utopian/Dystopian Societies
Core Text:Fahrenheit 451by Ray Bradbury
Scaffolding and Developing Prior Knowledge: Instruction for English Learners
The Changing Face of Public School Students

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