One-Minute Review: This and the following blogs have several purposes. In them, I quote from a number of writers and scholars about the characteristics of literature in an attempt to define it. Second, I suggest reasons that authors write literature. Third, I offer my point of view on why people should read literature. Fourth, I shift to the study of literature and offer a method for organizing a K-12 literature program. Fifth, I list some important concepts that are important in constructing and interpreting literature. Finally, I outline how I would prepare students to read a literary classic, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Title: Teaching English, How To…. Raymond Stopper. Xlibris. 2004.