Teaching in the Pop Culture Zone: Using Popular Culture in the Composition Classroom, 1st Edition
- Allison D. Smith
- Trixie G. Smith
- Rebecca Bobbitt
- ISBN-10: 1428231013
- ISBN-13: 9781428231016
- 160 Pages | Paperback
- COPYRIGHT: 2009 Published
This professional development guide offers insights and strategies about using pop culture in the first year writing classroom. The edited volume includes essays by instructors who share details of their most effective class ideas and writing assignments. It is a resource for new teachers and for those interested in incorporating popular culture into their writing courses.
1. Assigning the Obituary: Using Figures from Popular Culture to Help Students Argue from Research. Stephanie Roach.
2. Beyond the Boob Tube: Using Television Fandom to Create Community. Hillary Robson.
3. Bringing Social Networking Sites into the Writing Classroom Using MySpace and Facebook. Stephanie Vie.
4. Composition Fellows: The Pop-culturation of J.R.R. Tolkein's The Fellowship of the Ring. Karen Wright.
5. Conflict in the Borderlands: Using Multiculturalism in the Writing Classroom to Help Students Articulate Cultural Identity. Keri Mayes Tidwell.
6. Evaluation, Plus: Using the Review Assignment to Move Students from Passive to Active Learners. Sarah Huffines.
7. Fastest Pen in the West: Using Quickmuse in the Composition Classroom. Aaron Herschel Shapiro.
8. Graphic Novels in the Composition Course: Are They Really Novels? Clifton Kaiser.
9. The Graphic Novel: Writing as Close Focus. Kevin Haworth.
10. Inspired Artists and Office Drones: Taking Literacy Narratives to the Movies. Bronwyn T. Williams.
11. Pop Culture and Pedagogy: Using Urban Legends in the Composition Classroom. Allison A. Hutira.
12. A Sound Education: Popular Music in the College Composition Classroom. Robert McParland.
13. Subvert this Image: Negotiating Multiple Literacies & Deconstructing Consumerism through Photoshop. Jessica Ketcham Weber.
14. Video Didn't Kill the Radio Star… Laurel Taylor.
15. Virtual Spaces: Building Communities in the Composition Classroom. Maria A. Clayton.
16. Writing Students Should Write about Advertisements. Claire Lutkewitte.
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