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Literature with a hook for a science class?

My cousin needs ideas for a joint class she'll be teaching for a college--she teaches literature, her teaching partner teaches science. (Which science, I don't know, but she says it's not relevant and he can touch on most scientific topics to the required degree.) They need suggestions of literature--poetry, short stories, novellas, or short novels--that she can have the class read, and then he can take them through the science of it. [more inside]
posted by theatro on Jul 19, 2015 - 27 answers

Dramatic irony in movies and TV shows currently popular with teens?

I'm looking for examples of dramatic irony (where the audience knows something that the character doesn't know) to illustrate the concept to a 9th grade literature class. I'd prefer examples from TV shows or movies that they are likely to have seen recently, although popular books might be OK, too.
posted by bardophile on Apr 15, 2015 - 12 answers

What Would Be In Your Best High School English Class?

I'm teaching high school-level English next year for students who need a high level of academic support and I want the class to be both highly engaging and content-rich. If you were a kid who LOATHED writing for school, struggled with boring English classes, or can remember what elements you truly enjoyed in your high school English class, what advice would you pass my way? [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Jul 17, 2014 - 46 answers

(Very) short plays appropriate for highschool aged students?

I'm looking to find a few very short, preferably one-act, plays that are appropriate for students 14-18. Classics are OK, but I'm definitely more interested in stuff that's more contemporary (post-45?). [more inside]
posted by munyeca on Mar 9, 2014 - 16 answers

Resources and suggestions needed for improving my teaching skills

So I've been doing a little bit of teaching of free adult classes in my erstwhile academic specialty, an area of literature. (I am not an academic and do not teach except for community stuff.) I have trouble with big group discussion and balancing my role in the class. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Apr 3, 2013 - 13 answers

Tell me the stories of San Francisco...and help me tell others!

Help me teach the stories of San Francisco! [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Nov 23, 2012 - 27 answers

Which "questy" books should I teach undergrads?

Looking for teachable, modern, western and nonwestern examples of "quest" narratives in literature? [more inside]
posted by demonic winged headgear on Jul 1, 2010 - 41 answers

Teaching SciFi to Japanese high school students

What English-language science fiction books would you recommend I teach to Japanese high school students? [more inside]
posted by MShades on Jun 23, 2010 - 36 answers

The Happiest Story Ever Told Is. . .

Please help me think of cheerful novels, plays, or even short stories suitable for an advanced high school freshman curriculum. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2010 - 29 answers

What the Coen Brothers are reading

Pitching an upper-division English course on Literature and Film. Would like to focus on the films of the Coen Brothers, but need suggestions of novels, short stories, plays, etc. to pair with their movies. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Saxon Kane on Oct 31, 2008 - 16 answers

Looking for Good Writing about Comics

Favorite philosophical, historical, analytic, or lit-critical essays about comic books? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Sep 19, 2008 - 10 answers

Science and literature, post-1945

Next year I'm teaching a course on science and literature after 1945. What should I put on the syllabus? [more inside]
posted by josh on Jul 5, 2006 - 28 answers

Nonfiction books?

TeacherFilter: I'm looking for a NON-fiction text for my tenth-grade students. [more inside]
posted by etc. on Sep 23, 2005 - 67 answers

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