English 393 - Spring, 2018

Teaching Literature & Composition

Class Information

Instructor: Johns, Alessa
CRN: 62174
Time: F 12:10-2:00
Location: 120 Voorhies


    This course is intended for 2018-19 instructors of English 3 and 3A. We will emphasize hands-on practice as we consider the formal vocabulary and methods of close reading appropriate for teaching narrative, drama, and poetry; discuss various strategies for explicating and discussing literary texts in a class of diverse students; cover means of integrating writing instruction with literary analysis; and grapple with the challenges and opportunities posed by digitization and the globalized classroom. In addition to participating in class discussions and exercises, students will visit and evaluate one of the ENL 3 sections being taught during the term and will generate a course syllabus for both ENL 3 and ENL 3A.


    S/U grading; students must attend class and submit a draft syllabus for ENL 3 and 3A by the deadline in order to receive an "S" grade.


    Reading and Writing About Literature, Janet E. Gardner
    Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms, Chris Baldick