1st Edition

Advanced Placement Classroom Lord of the Flies

By Timothy J. Duggan Copyright 2013
    224 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Advanced Placement Classroom: Lord of the Flies takes a fresh approach to a school classic by offering an abundance of student-centered classroom ideas. A large menu of rigorous choices will engage both teachers and students in the process of building interpretations through close reading, collaboration, and active learning. Clearly explained prereading, reading, and post-reading tasks help students to develop their individual encounters with the text and then enter the conversation of literary scholars. Additional chapters explore the interface between the world of the text and the text in the world, including technology integration. Sample AP prompts and essay analyses are included.

    Grades 9-12

    Acknowledgments Chapter 1 “Aren’t there any grownups at all?”: Introduction Chapter 2 “Come on, we’re explorers”: Teaching Lord of the Flies Chapter 3 “It’s like in a book”: Prereading Activities for Lord of the Flies Chapter 4 “I’ve got the conch”: Reading Lord of the Flies Chapter 5 “This is what people can talk about”: Discussing and Performing Lord of the Flies Chapter 6 “If only they could get a message to us”: Understanding and Writing About Lord of the Flies Chapter 7 “Sharpen a stick at both ends”: Project Ideas for Lord of the Flies Chapter 8 “How many of you are there?”: Resources for Teaching Lord of the Flies References About the Author Common Core State Standards Alignment


    Timothy J. Duggan, Ed.D., teaches in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at the University of South Dakota (USD). He also has served as the director of gifted programs at USD, coordinating the South Dakota Governor's Camp and the Ambassadors of Excellence Camp. Dr. Duggan holds degrees from the University of California-Santa Barbara, the University of Nebraska, and the University of South Dakota. He has taught English/language arts at both the high school and college levels, beginning his career in Sonora, CA. From 1997-1999, he served as Director of Education and Outreach for the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival in Omaha, where he managed and performed in the traveling company, "Shakespeare Unbound." Dr. Duggan has given dozens of workshops on teaching Shakespeare through performance and has presented nationally on the subject. He has published articles in Shakespeare, Reading Teacher, and Gifted Child Today, and is the writer/performer of two musical collections devoted to Shakespeare and classic literature, Language Arts 101 and Language Arts 201. He currently lives in the Chicago area, where he continues to teach, write, and perform.