Less Is More

Teaching Literature with Short Texts, Grades 6-12

Language arts teachers want all of their students to love literature and embrace the novels they assign. The classroom reality is that many students are not ready or motivated to immerse themselves in an entire novel. In order to reach and engage all students, teachers need to look beyond novels alone and embrace a richer variety of literature.

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Language arts teachers want all of their students to love literature and embrace the novels they assign. The classroom reality is that many students are not ready or motivated to immerse themselves in an entire novel. In order to reach and engage all students, teachers need to look beyond novels alone and embrace a richer variety of literature.

In Less Is More Kimberly Hill Campbell draws on research as well as her own classroom experiences to show how short texts engage a wid...read more

Less Is More is full of powerful ideas for teaching with short, provocative text. This book broadens and extends our available teaching tools and materials, and can help engage all students. It is a valuable resource for language arts teachers. 

Cris Tovani

About the Author(s)

Kimberly Hill Campbell had a bit of a bumpy start as a beginning teacher. She taught language arts at Estacada Junior High School from 1979 until 1982. "Then," she says, "I became the statistic: a beginning teacher who left the profession. I was frustrated that I had no voice about the curriculum in my classroom."

Table of Contents

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Foreword by Leila Christenbury
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Teaching Literature with Short Texts
Chapter 2: Structures and Strategies That Support the Teaching of Short Texts
Chapter 3: Short Stories
Chapter 4: Essays
Chapter 5: Memoir
Chapter 6: Poetry
Chapter 7: Children's Literature and Picture Books
Chapter 8: Graphic Novels
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 6-12
Media: 232 pp/paper
Year: 2006
Item No: 0710Item No: 0754Item No: B710
ISBN: 978-157110-710-7ISBN: 978-157110-754-1ISBN: 978-15711B-710-7

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