Google full text of our books:

     
bookjacket

The Pocket Instructor: Literature:
101 Exercises for the College Classroom
Edited by Diana Fuss & William A. Gleason

Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 | ($11.97) | £14.95 | ISBN: 9780691157146
Hardcover | 2015 | $75.00 | ($45.00) | £55.95 | ISBN: 9780691157139
384 pp. | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone. 1 line illus.
Add to Shopping Cart

eBook | ISBN: 9781400873784 |
Our eBook editions are available from these online vendors

Endorsements
Introduction[PDF] pdf-icon | Table of Contents [PDF] pdf-icon

Google full text of this book:
 

Sample Chapters

This is the first comprehensive collection of hands-on, active learning exercises for the college literature classroom, offering ideas and inspiration for new and veteran teachers alike.

These 101 surefire lesson plans present creative and interactive activities to get all your students talking and learning, from the first class to final review. Whether you are teaching majors or nonmajors, genres or periods, canonical or noncanonical literature, medieval verse or the graphic novel, this volume provides practical and flexible exercises for creating memorable learning experiences. Help students learn more and retain that knowledge longer by teaching them how to question, debate, annotate, imitate, write, draw, map, stage, or perform. These user-friendly exercises feature clear and concise step-by-step instructions, and each exercise is followed by helpful teaching tips and descriptions of the exercise in action. All encourage collaborative learning and many are adaptable to different class sizes or course levels.

A collection of successful approaches for teaching fiction, poetry, and drama and their historical, cultural, and literary contexts, this indispensable book showcases the tried and true alongside the fresh and innovative.

  • 101 creative classroom exercises for teaching literature
  • Exercises contributed by experienced teachers at a wide range of colleges and universities
  • Step-by-step instructions and teaching tips for each exercise
  • Extensive introduction on the benefits of bringing active learning to the literature classroom
  • Cross-references for finding further exercises and to aid course planning
  • Index of literary authors, works, and related topics

Diana Fuss is the Louis W. Fairchild Class of ’24 Professor of English at Princeton University. William A. Gleason is professor and chair of English at Princeton. Both Fuss and Gleason have led teaching seminars for graduate students and received Princeton’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Endorsements:

"Steal from this book: Diana Fuss and William Gleason want you to. Bringing together an astonishing range of tips on an astounding range of literatures, this is a pedagogical care package for days when you’re ‘off,’ or students are tired, or the ice needs to be broken again, or you just want to shake things up. These tricks of the trade are more than surefire: they redefine the art of teaching literature."--Scott Herring, Indiana University

"This thoroughly compelling book--the first collection of student-centered teaching tools for English instructors--will be useful to a wide range of teachers."--Maurice S. Lee, Boston University

"Refreshingly hands-on without being reductive, this book makes an important contribution to undergraduate teaching and learning. By coming out in favor of active learning and student engagement, it positions itself at the head of a pack of bestsellers on the craft of teaching. But it outdistances them by calling on a wide range of expert teachers to share lessons gleaned from their experiences."--Jennifer Summit, San Francisco State University

"From the insightful introduction to the systematic collection of diverse approaches to deep learning, this is a treasure chest that will help transform the literature classroom from a passive space to an active, engaged environment in which students encounter literature in new and exciting ways. Every literature teacher will find plenty of ideas and clever tactics to stimulate his or her teaching. New faculty should find it indispensable."--John Zubizarreta, Columbia College (South Carolina)

Subject Areas:

Shopping Cart options:

  • For ebooks:

Our eBook editions are available
from these online vendors:

  • Amazon Kindle Store
  • Apple iBooks
  • Barnes & Noble Nook Store
  • Google Play eBook Store
  • Intel Education Study eBook Store
  • Kobo eBook Store
  • Many of our ebooks are available through
    library electronic resources including these platforms:

  • Books at JSTOR
  • Ebrary
  • Ebook Library
  • EBSCO Ebooks
  • MyiLibrary
  • Dawsonera (UK)

    • For hardcover/paperback orders in United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

     Paperback $19.95 | ($11.97) ISBN: 9780691157146

    Add to shopping cart

     Hardcover $75.00 | ($45.00) ISBN: 9780691157139

    Add to shopping cart
    View contents of your shopping cart

    • For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

     Hardcover  £55.95 ISBN: 9780691157139

    Add to shopping cart

     Paperback  £14.95 ISBN: 9780691157146

    Add to shopping cart
    View contents of your shopping cart

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 8/31/2016

    Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
    Princeton University Press

    fall saleFall 16 Sale
    New Book E-mails
    New In Print
    PUP Blog
    Videos/Audios
    Princeton APPS
    Sample Chapters
    Subjects
    Series
    Catalogs
    Princeton Legacy Library
    Exam/Desk Copy
    Textbooks
    Media/Reviewers
    Rights/Permissions
    Ordering
    Recent Awards
    Princeton Shorts
    Freshman Reading
    PUP Europe
    About Us
    Contact Us
    Links
    F.A.Q.
    PUP Home


    Bookmark and Share
    Send me emails
    about new books in:
    American Literature
    Comparative Literature
    More Choices