1st Edition

Teaching Literature Using Dialogic Literary Argumentation

ISBN 9780367252199
Published May 20, 2020 by Routledge
174 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Introducing a new framework for teaching and learning literature in secondary schools, this book presents Dialogic Literary Argumentation as an inquiry-based approach to engage students in communicating and exploring ideas about literature. As a process of discovery, Dialogic Literary Argumentation facilitates conversation—"arguing-to-learn"—as a method to support students’ diverse perspectives and engagement with one another in order to develop individual and collective understandings of literature and their place in the world.  Covering both the theoretical foundation and application of this method, this book demonstrates how to apply Dialogic Literary Argumentation to teach literature in a way that foregrounds dialogue, learning through inquiry, diverse views, listening to others, and engagement with our communities. Ideal for preservice teachers in literacy methods courses and practicing teachers, it features real-world cases, discussions of the principles presented, resource lists, and conversation starters for professional learning communities, professional development, and teacher education.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction Section

I. Foundations for Teaching Dialogic Literary Argumentation: Learning to Argue

Chapter 2 – What is Dialogic Literary Argumentation?

Chapter 3 – Reading and Writing Literature are Social and Dialogic

Chapter 4 – Classroom Conversations to Promote the Principles of Dialogic Literary Argumentation and to Establish a Shared Language for Engaging Literature

Chapter 5 – Establishing a Dialogic Rationality

Section II. Embracing Complexity: Arguing to Learn

Chapter 6 – Argumentation as Inquiry and Learning

Chapter 7 – Dialogic Literary Argumentation as Exploration of the Human Condition

Chapter 8 – Creating a Classroom Environment that Encourages Learning to take Risks with Dialogic Literary Argumentation

Chapter 9 – Conceptualizing Dialogic Literary Argumentation across the Academic Year

Section III Assessing Student Work and Engagement with Dialogic Literary Argumentation

Chapter 10 – Assessing Students’ Judgement and Insight with Dialogic Literary Argumentation Over Time

Chapter 11 – Providing Feedback on Students’ Written Dialogic Literary Arguments

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Matt Seymour is a Doctoral Candidate at The Ohio State University, USA. He is a former high school English language arts teacher.

Theresa Thanos is a Doctoral Candidate at The Ohio State University, USA. She is a former middle school and high school English language arts teacher.

George E. Newell is Professor of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University, USA, and Principal Investigator of The Ohio State University Argumentative Writing Project.

David Bloome is the EHE Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning and Director of the Center for Video Ethnography and Discourse Analysis at The Ohio State University, USA.