Commando Classics: A Field Manual for Helping Teens Understand (and Maybe Even Enjoy) Classic Literature
290 p. illus. 8.5 x 11 Trade paperback. 978-1617510083
VOYA subscribers $40 all others $50. June 2012
“In addition to commonsense ‘commando’ advice that frees a teacher from employing the same methods used for eons in teaching, Plumb’s book is filled with reference sources, teaching tips, and suggestions for partnering with others, including librarians! Required reading for all English teachers.” Pam Spencer Holley
Commando Classics will help the teacher and librarian work together to present classic literature to teens in anirresistible way, by using what they already know: graphic media, pop culture, and traditional literature. Mythology, American literature, British literature, and Shakespeare, the high school English classes many teens are prepared to resist, will intrigue teens when they discover that it is all in the plot, and classic plots and references are in books, movies, cartoons, and even music. In Commando Classics you will learn how to teach the classics to even the most reluctant students, gain an extensive arsenal of resources and references, and realize teachers and librarians make perfect allies.