How to Teach World Literature
A Practical Teaching Guide
About the Book
How does one keep classic books alive for young people today and teach them that literature is instructional and delightful? How does the teacher foster a classroom environment that encourages student participation and promotes enjoyment so that teenagers learn to appreciate literary study? More specifically, how can literature teachers cover centuries of world literature with students who don’t appreciate why they should read material written long ago about people and issues that appear to be irrelevant to life today in a language that seems esoteric? The author of this series of high school teaching guides addresses these issues.
How to Teach World Literature: A Practical Teaching Guide provides a detailed resource for teachers or anyone interested in an in-depth study of the subject. This third book in the series covers world literature from the ancient Greeks and Romans to contemporary works. Included are suggestions for cultivating a love for literature, teaching techniques, detailed analyses of each work, questions for review and test questions with suggested responses, essay topics, audio-visual aids, classroom handouts, and recommended books that enhance teaching.
The author emphasizes two basic reasons for teaching literature. It is instructional and delightful. This book provides a comprehensive methodology for teaching the subject that a teacher could apply to one year’s lesson plans without further investment in time. Other books in this series are titled How to Teach British Literature: A Practical Teaching Guide and How to Teach American Literature: A Practical Teaching Guide.
How to Teach World Literature: A Practical Teaching Guide by Elizabeth McCallum Marlow is a thorough, traditional approach to teaching classic world 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.
—Dr. Johnathan Arnold, MBA, M.Ed., D.Ed.Min Headmaster
Covenant Christian Academy, Cumming, GA
About the Author
Elizabeth McCallum Marlow, M.A., taught high school and college English for thirty-five years. She developed approaches that she found were effective in teaching teenagers to enjoy literature. This is the third in a series of high school textbooks on teaching literature that provides teachers with an experienced teacher’s methodology. Elizabeth is co-author of The Book Tree, a reference guide that helps young people find books they enjoy and that cultivates a life-long habit of reading.