Novel Ideas: Teaching Fiction in the Middle Years
Erika Boas, Rosie Kerin
The authors of this text aim to inspire their readers to reflect on current practices, to use, to adapt and to discover ideas for teaching novels in new and creative ways.
Rather than asking the question, ‘What is the ideal way to teach a novel?’ the authors pose the question, ‘How might we provide creative options for students to actively engage with and through the novels we teach?’
The authors examine reading pedagogies and reflect on curriculum and classroom practices through sharing sample ideas and approaches to teaching novels from secondary English classroom contexts.
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