How to Teach British Literature

A Practical Teaching Guide

by Elizabeth McCallum Marlow



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/26/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 520
ISBN : 9781512764888
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 520
ISBN : 9781512764895

About the Book

How to Teach British Literature: A Practical Teaching Guide provides English teachers, home school parents, school administrators, or anyone interested in an in-depth study of the subject with a clear, concise discussion of British literature over the last thirteen centuries. The book includes resources such as study questions and tests with suggested answers, essay topics, audio-visual aids and web-based reference material, classroom activities and handouts. Throughout the book, the author suggests methods that encourage student participation and promote enjoyment so that young people learn to appreciate the sheer fun of literary study. This book provides a comprehensive methodology for teaching the subject that a teacher could apply to a year’s lesson plans without further investment in time.

How to Teach British Literature: A Practical Teaching Guide by Elizabeth McCallum Marlow is a thorough, traditional approach to teaching classic British literature.  The author’s emphases on reading and writing will aid teachers, novices, and veterans to build a solid curriculum. This volume includes many supplemental resources and student-centered activities. The guide is a valuable tool for teachers.

—Jane Ferguson, M.Ed, Ed.S

High School English Teacher and College English Instructor

Truett McConnell College, GA

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Elizabeth McCallum Marlow has developed a quality comprehensive guide for the teaching community based on her thirty-five years of experience and her passion for literature.  Teaching professionals will find her tried and true practices to be invaluable.

—Johnathan Arnold, MBA, M.Ed, D.Ed.Min


Covenant Christian Academy, Cumming, GA

About the Author

Elizabeth McCallum Marlow, MA, taught high school and college English for thirty-five years. Over the years, she developed effective approaches for teaching teenagers to love literature. Elizabeth has written the first in a series of high school textbooks on teaching literature in order to help other teachers benefit from reviewing an experienced teacher’s methodology. She hopes to encourage English teachers to emphasize two basic reasons for teaching literature: It is instructional and delightful. She emphasizes the importance of fostering a classroom environment that encourages student participation and promotes enjoyment. She believes it is mandatory to cover literary works in depth in order that young people can absorb writers’ wisdom; students need to encounter difficult circumstances depicted in fiction so that they can apply sound moral solutions to problems they will face in their own lives. With her daughter Jane Scott, Elizabeth co-authored The Book Tree, a reference guide that helps young people find books that encourage them to cultivate a life-long habit of reading.