How to Teach English Literature: Overcoming Cultural Poverty

‘How to Teach English Literature: Overcoming Cultural Poverty’ published by John Catt, 2019

How do you teach English Literature when students struggle to connect with classic texts, arcane language and the looming threat of closed book examinations? many of the giants of the GCSE literature canon feel out of touch to many of our students, and it is a challenge for all teachers to bridge the gap between these great writers and the real lives of students in the 21st century. In this book, I aim to open up a world of literary scholarship, symbolism and theory, and argue that every child can possess the key to success in this subject at GCSE level and beyond.

Every child can be a literary scholar, regardless of their economic or social class and background. Covering everything from theory, analysis, marking and feedback strategies to essay structure, memory and recall, and creating the right learning environment, this book reveals practical strategies, tried-and-tested resources and evidence-based practice you can use to open up the world of literature in your classroom.

The book is available on Amazon here.

You can download all the resources from my book for free here.