Teach me how to work and keep me kind : the possibilities of literature and composition in an American high school / Joseph F. Riener
- Riener, Joseph F., 1947-
- Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 257 pages ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1.First Four Classes -- "Tiger Face" / Stephen Dunn -- "The Death of the Hired Man" / Robert Frost -- "Practice Makes Perfect--But Only If You Practice Beyond the Point of Perfection" / Dan Willingham -- "The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of the Imagination" / J. K. Rowling -- 2.Some Initial Remarks about Essay Writing -- 3.The Fifth and Sixth Classes -- "Keith" and other stories / Ron Carlson -- "The Cost Conundrum" / Atul Gawande -- 4.The First Novel -- Cider House Rules / John Irving -- 5.First Nonfiction Book -- Mountains Beyond Mountains / Tracy Kidder -- 6.First Real Piece of Analysis -- "The Minister's Black Veil" / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- 7.A Modern Woman -- Their Eyes Were Watching God / Zora Neale Hurston -- 8.Adding Malcolm Gladwell to the Mix -- "The Talent Myth" and "Million-Dollar Murray" / Malcolm Gladwell -- 9.Henry James and a Wee Bit of Queer Theory -- The Beast in the Jungle / Henry James -- 10.Habeas Corpus Doesn't Mean Much Until They Put the Handcuffs On You -- "Do You Want Your Kid to Disappear?" / Nadya Labi -- 11.Embracing Holden -- Catcher in the Rye / J. D. Salinger -- 12.Rant Number One: Remarks on Common Core Standards -- 13.The American Heart in Its Darkness: Racism in American Literature and Life -- "The Big American Crime," an essay in The New York Review of Books / Edmund Morgan -- Poems / Phillis Wheatley -- Benito Cereno / Herman Melville -- 14.Spending Awhile with Huck and Jim -- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain -- 15.Rant Number Two: On the Impossibility of Teaching Anyone to Write -- 16.Poets and Some of Their Poems -- Poems / Stanley Kunitz -- 17.A Foray into Theory and Its Consequences -- The Ghost Map, The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic---and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World / Steven Johnson -- 18.Heroes, the Truth, and the Danger to Us All -- Consideration of some people talked about in Speak -- Truth to Power, Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World by Kerry Kennedy, photographs / Nan Richardson -- "Examined Life" / Malcolm Gladwell -- Selections from Collapse, How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond, Malcolm Gladwell's review of the book, and a Jared Diamond review of other books -- 19.Happy Ending: Moving away from the Canon -- The Shipping News / Annie Proulx -- 20.Living with the Unliveable -- The Center Cannot Hold, My Journey through Madness / Elyn Saks -- 21.Important Questions for Student Writing -- 22.How Evil Harms the Participant -- "Young Goodman Brown" / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- 23.The Power of Youth and Love -- The House of Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- 24.A Journey into Darkness -- "An Anatomy of Melancholy" / Andrew Solomon -- A selection from Night Falls Fast, Understanding Suicide / Kay Redfield Jamison -- "Bartleby the Scrivner" / Herman Melville -- 25.How to Make the World Better -- The Checklist Manifesto, How to Get Things Right / Atul Gawande -- 26.What Does Modern Mean? Considering "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" / T. S. Eliot -- 27.Two Points of View -- 28.Some Thoughts on Teaching Students to Take AP English Exam's "Free Response" Essay Portion -- 29."You're going to school with Bigger Thomas" -- Native Son / Richard Wright -- 30.Poem for a Snowy Day -- "Oatmeal Deluxe" / Stephen Dobyns -- 31.Most Important Essay EVER -- 32.Why Walt Whitman Still Sings -- Song of Myself and Preface from Leaves of Grass / Walt Whitman -- 33.Some Remarks about Grades -- 34.Once A Teacher -- 35.A Very Large Social Problem of Our Time -- The Exonerated / Erik Jensen -- "The Caging of America" / Adam Gopnik -- 36.Last Novel---Recovering from Trauma -- Ceremony / Leslie Marmon Silko -- 37.Gladwell's Charming Challenge -- Outliers / Malcolm Gladwell -- 38.A Ghost, Madness, Genius, Romance, and a Happy Ending! -- Proof / David Auburn -- 39.Last Class.
- 9781475816945 (cloth ; alk. paper), 1475816944 (cloth ; alk. paper), 9781475816952 (pbk. ; alk. paper), and 1475816952 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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