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Fresh takes on teaching literary elements : how to teach what really matters about character, setting, point of view, and theme

Author: Michael W Smith; Jeffrey D Wilhelm; National Council of Teachers of English.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic ; Urbana, IL : National Council of Teachers of English, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Offers tools and strategies for teaching literary elements to middle and high school students, covering character, theme, point of view, and setting, and including activities.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael W Smith; Jeffrey D Wilhelm; National Council of Teachers of English.
ISBN: 9780545052566 0545052564
OCLC Number: 406171606
Description: 208 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Principles of our instructional approach --
Thinking about what it means to understand characters --
Putting theory into practice: preparing students to understand character --
Putting theory into practice: teaching character with particular units and texts --
Setting up the story: the importance and power of context --
Putting theory into practice: preparing students to interpret and create setting --
Putting theory into practice: teaching setting with particular units and texts --
Pondering point of view --
Putting theory into practice: preparing students to understand point of view --
Putting theory into practice: teaching point of view with particular units and texts --
Thinking about themes --
Putting theory into practice: preparing students to understand theme --
Putting theory into practice: teaching theme with particular units and texts --
Looking back, looking forward.
Responsibility: Michael W. Smith and Jeffrey D. Wilhelm ; foreword by Deborah Appleman.

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Offers tools and strategies for teaching literary elements to middle and high school students, covering character, theme, point of view, and setting, and including activities.
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