Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Appleman, Deborah. Critical Encounters in High School English:Teaching Literary Theory to Adolescents. New York: Teachers College Press, 2000.
Appleman's book provides strategies for teaching critical pedagogy, reader response, feminism, Marxism, and deconstruction in literature classes.
Christensen, Linda. Reading, Writing, and Rising Up:Teaching About Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word. Milwaukee, WI: Rethinking Schools, 2000.
These lesson plans and essays offer teachers strategies on how to control the political implications of their writing classes.
Edelsky, Carole (ed). Making Justice Our Project:Teachers Working Toward Critical Whole Language Practice. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1999.
Whole-language teachers consider the political implications of their work.
Graham, Maryemma, Sharon Pineault-Burke and Marianna W. Davis (eds). Teaching African American Literature: Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge, 1998.
Teachers discuss their reasons and methods for teaching African American literature in middle school, high school, and college English classes.
Menkart, Deborah. Beyond Heroes and Holidays:A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development. Washington, DC: Teaching for Change, 2002.
These strategies and resources are aimed at advancing the teaching of multicultural materials in pre-college classrooms.
Olson, Carol B. Reading, Thinking, & Writing About Multicultural Literature. Glenview, IL: ScottForesman, 1996.
These lesson plans for multicultural literature classes includes studies of authors like Chief Seattle, Amy Tan, Tecumseh, Jade Snow Wong, and Laura Esquivel.
Thomas, Lorenzo. Sing the Sun Up: Creative Writing Ideas from African American Literature. New York: Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 1998.
This collection introduces teaching strategies that employ creative writing as a way of understanding African American literature.