Classics in the Classroom: Using Great Literature to Teach Writing
Edited by Christopher Edgar & Ron Padgett 240 pp.
Grades: all ages
Classics in the Classroom presents fascinating strategies for using great literature to inspire imaginative writing. The literature discussed in this volume includes myths, epics, lyric poems, plays, stories, and novels, from ancient Sumeria, Greece, Rome, and Persia, and from Europe, Japan, Africa, and the United States. Authors presented include Homer, Sappho, Aristophanes, Ovid, Catullus, Rumi, Shakespeare, Basho, Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Mark Twain, and Hermann Hesse. “English teachers at any level will find ideas and approaches that will liven up their classes.”—Kliatt