Publication Date: May 19, 2010
Series: Language and Literacy Series
Students’ backpacks bulge not just with oversize textbooks, but with paperbacks, graphic novels, street lit, and electronics such as iPods and handheld video games. This book is about unpacking those texts to explore previously unexamined assumptions regarding their usefulness to classroom learning. With a strong theoretical grounding and many practical examples, the authors speak to both skeptical instructors who favor traditional canonical literature and to technology enthusiasts who already use popular music or video in their classrooms. Each chapter includes teacher, administrator, media specialist, librarian, and student voices; classroom activities; adaptable lessons; and professional study-group questions.
Bring It to Class features:
Margaret C. Hagood teaches courses in 21st-century literacies in the Department of Teacher Education at the College of Charleston. Donna E. Alvermann is a distinguished research professor in Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. Alison Heron-Hruby is an assistant professor of English education at George Mason University.
“ Bring It to Class offers a ‘how-to’ guide about new ways to educate that offer new results.”
—From the Foreword by Kylene Beers, president, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
“ Bring It to Class is just what English teachers need to build confidence using new instructional approaches, as it offers fresh and engaging strategies for meeting students where they live!”
—Renee Hobbs, founder, Media Education Lab, Temple University
“A must-read for teacher educators who have a responsibility to prepare present and future teachers to deliver instruction that capitalizes on their students’ rich, diverse experiences with popular culture texts.”
—Shelley Hong Xu, California State University, Long Beach