Learning to Enjoy Literature: How Teachers Can Model and Motivate (Hardcover)

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Students will not become enthusiastic readers of literature from a teacher simply assigning reading tasks and assessing the completion of the tasks, especially when the assessment takes the form of threatened quizzes. Instead, as this book shows, teachers have an obligation to reveal to learners the procedures that skilled readers follow as they work with and enjoy literature and a further obligation to help learners to recognize some value in tackling complex works of literature.

About the Author

Thomas M. McCann is a professor of English at Northern Illinois University, where he contributes to the teacher licensure program. His books include Transforming Talk into Text, Raise Your Voices: Inquiry, Discussion, and Literacy Learning (Rowman & Littlefield), and Teaching on Solid Ground, with John V. Knapp. John V. Knapp is emeritus Professor of English at Northern Illinois University, and, continuing since 2007, has served as the editor of the literary journal, Style. Knapp is the author and/or editor of several other books, including Striking at the Joints: Contemporary Psychology and Literary Criticism; Learning from Scant Beginnings: English Professor Expertise; and Editor, Critical Insights: Family.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781475860214
ISBN-10: 1475860218
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: July 1st, 2021
Pages: 170
Language: English