Classics in the Classroom: Designing Accessible Literature Lessons by Carol JagoClassics in the Classroom: Designing Accessible Literature Lessons by Carol Jago

Classics in the Classroom: Designing Accessible Literature Lessons

byCarol Jago

Paperback | June 9, 2004

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Reading the classics isn't easy. Students often balk at the difficult syntax, unfamiliar settings, and descriptive passages. Length alone keeps some books out of the curriculum. For a teacher to persist–sometimes coaxing, sometimes driving–requires an act of will. In Classics in the Classroom Carol Jago provides practical ideas for making these challenging texts come alive for contemporary students.

Continuing in the tradition of her popular book With Rigor for All, Jago argues that all students, not just those enrolled in honors classes, deserve to read great literature. To make this happen requires artfully crafted lessons that address specific textual challenges. In Classics in the Classroom Jago shares her lesson plans and materials for teaching:

  • vocabulary
  • character study
  • story grammar
  • literary elements
  • metaphorical thinking
  • Jago also offers practical wisdom for helping all students learn and enjoy great literature. Simply assigning books is not enough. Teachers need an instructional plan that makes difficult texts accessible.


    Also available: Classics in the Classroom Video (2004 / 30-minute video / 0325006873)

Title:Classics in the Classroom: Designing Accessible Literature LessonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.25 × 7.35 × 0.4 inPublished:June 9, 2004Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0325005907

ISBN - 13:9780325005904

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Table of Contents

    Introduction: Literature Instruction at a Crossroads
    1. Seven Guiding Principles for Literature Teachers
    2. All About Words
    3. Choosing Which Books to Teach
    4. How Stories Work
    5. How Poems Work
    6. Lesson Design for Classical Literature
    7. Literature, Knowledge, and the High School Graduate
    A. Recommended Classic Texts
    B. Classic Bestsellers