Where are the role models for young women in high school English texts? Why should we settle for the images of women created by male authors? According to Liz Whaley and Liz Dodge, not only are suitable works by women available and accessible, they are absolutely necessary to achieve gender balance. Whaley and Dodge's highly acclaimed book presents a diverse selection of many of the best women writers, along with practical ideas on how to integrate them into the curriculum.
Covering authors from Aphra Behn and Jane Austen to Sadie and Bessie Delany and Barbara Kingsolver, Weaving In the Women explores what their works are about and where educators can find them. It includes chapters on ninth- and tenth-grade English, American and English literature, novels, and a revised chapter on a women's literature course. Equally important are the dozens of student-centered strategies and activities designed to engage even the most reluctant learners. Best of all are the annotated lists of additional books at the ends of chapters, now updated to include books published since 1992.
Grounded in research and theory, this is a how-to, nuts-and-bolts book for teachers designing inclusive high-school English programs and for those not yet so engaged. The book is equally useful to preservice English teachers just learning which authors to include and experimenting with pedagogy. In fact, anyone seeking to expand his or her knowledge of writers from a variety of ethnicities, time periods, and classes will find Weaving In the Women essential reading.
Liz Whaley taught high school English for twenty-eight years, the last twenty-one at Oyster River High School in Durham, New Hampshire
Liz Whaley taught high school English for twenty-eight years, the last twenty-one at Oyster River High School in Durham, New Hampshire. Since retiring from teaching in 1996, Liz has worked part-time at Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, New Hampshire, where, among other things, she conducts a monthly book discussion. Liz Dodge, with twenty-six years in high school English classrooms, retired in 1998 from Oyster River High School in Durham, New Hampshire.
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They might also refer to it in exactly the same way as an elementary school and use it to mean both individual courses needed to pass as well as the overall offering of courses, which help prepare a student for life after high school. Many after-school programs in the US have tried to apply the concept; this typically has more success when not rigidly clinging to the definition of curriculum as a product or as a body of knowledge to be transferred.
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Whaley, Liz and Liz Dodge. Weaving in the Women: Transforming the High School English Curriculum. This is another great reason to include more women writers in the curriculum. Whaley and Dodge also talk about changing the way we teach
Whaley, Liz and Liz Dodge. Portsmouth: Boynton/Cook, 1993. Young, Josephine Peyton. Whaley and Dodge also talk about changing the way we teach. Literature discussions need to be student-centered so students can express how a piece of literature affects them – reader response. As students start writing about what is important to them, they become more effective writers.
Weaving in the women. transforming the high school English curriculum. Published 1993 by Boynton/Cook in Porthsmouth, NH. Written in English. American literature, Women authors, Study and teaching (Secondary), English literature, Women and literature. Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-284) and index.
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