Teaching Literature Rhetorically

Transferable Literacy Skills for 21st Century Students

By teaching literature rhetorically, we prepare students to be adaptive thinkers and communicators who can transfer their learning to new tasks and settings. This book explores rhetorical approaches to novels, short stories, poetry, and drama that empower ALL students to read and write across the diverse contexts of today and tomorrow.

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“When am I ever going to need this again?” If you’ve heard students ask this in your English class, Jennifer Fletcher has just the answer. Teaching Literature Rhetorically shows you how to help your students develop transferable literacy skills that allow them to succeed not just in their English language arts classes, but, more importantly, their future lives in college, career, and beyond.

The book is built around eight high-utility literacy skills and practices that will he...read more

The key claim of this book is that a rhetorical approach will ‘promote the kind of deep and transferable learning that prepares students to be adaptive thinkers and communicators who thrive across the diverse contexts of their lives.’ And it does this without diminishing the aesthetic experience of literary texts.

Teaching Text Rhetorically

    About the Author(s)

    Jennifer Fletcher is a Professor of English at California State University, Monterey Bay. Before joining the faculty at CSUMB, she taught high school English for more than ten years in Southern California.


    Product Details

    Grade Range: 9-12
    Media: 328 pp/paper
    Year: 2018
    Item No: 1070Item No: 1071Item No: B107
    ISBN: 978-1-62531-070-5ISBN: 978-1-62531-071-2ISBN: 978-1-6253B-107-0