Crossing Over: Teaching Meaning-Centered Secondary English Language Arts

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Table of Contents
Prefacexxi
PART ICROSSING OVER2
CHAPTER 1Build A Bridge5
Introduction5
Principles of Meaning-Centered English Language Arts Teaching7
The Historical and Theoretical Roots8
Theories into Practice11
Meaning-Centered Pedagogy12
The Teaching of Writing12
Reader Response13
Books for Young Adults15
Teaching the Classics16
Expanding the Canon: Multiethnic Literature17
The New Literacies: Curriculum of the Future18
Intent and Reflectiveness in the Secondary Language Arts Classroom19
Intent19
Reflectiveness19
Teacher as Researcher20
Reflections20
Recommended Readings21
CHAPTER 2Crossing Over: A Personal Narrative25
The Library and the Hot Dog25
Schooling27
The Youth Quake29
The Catcher in the Rye30
Television and the Killing of a President32
Movies33

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