Weaving In the Women by Elizabeth G Whaley, Elizabeth L Dodge. Transforming
Weaving In the Women

Weaving In the Women

Transforming the High School English Curriculum

By Elizabeth G Whaley, Elizabeth L Dodge
Foreword by Susan Tchudi

    All English teachers should have Weaving In the Women on their bookshelves. This important text provides a wealth of pedagogical and bibliographic resources for enriching a high school literary curriculum.

    —Margaret Finders,
    Author of Just Girls

Where are the role models for young women in high school English texts? Why should we settle for the images of women created by male authors? According to Liz Whaley and Liz Dodge, not only are suitable works by women available and accessible, they are absolutely necessary to achieve gender balance. Whaley and Dodge's highly acclaimed book presents a...

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    All English teachers should have Weaving In the Women on their bookshelves. This important text provides a wealth of pedagogical and bibliographic resources for enriching a high school literary curriculum.

    —Margaret Finders,
    Author of Just Girls

Where are the role models for young women in high school English texts? Why should we settle for the images of women created by male authors? According to Liz Whaley and Liz Dodge, not only are suitable works by women available and accessible, they are absolutely necessary to achieve gender balance. Whaley and Dodge's highly acclaimed book presents a diverse selection of many of the best women writers, along with practical ideas on how to integrate them into the curriculum.

Covering authors from Aphra Behn and Jane Austen to Sadie and Bessie Delany and Barbara Kingsolver, Weaving In the Women explores what their works are about and where educators can find them. It includes chapters on ninth- and tenth-grade English, American and English literature, novels, and a revised chapter on a women's literature course. Equally important are the dozens of student-centered strategies and activities designed to engage even the most reluctant learners. Best of all are the annotated lists of additional books at the ends of chapters, now updated to include books published since 1992.

Grounded in research and theory, this is a how-to, nuts-and-bolts book for teachers designing inclusive high-school English programs and for those not yet so engaged. The book is equally useful to preservice English teachers just learning which authors to include and experimenting with pedagogy. In fact, anyone seeking to expand his or her knowledge of writers from a variety of ethnicities, time periods, and classes will find Weaving In the Women essential reading.

Contents

Contents:
Introduction:
Why This Book? 1. Why Study Women? 2. Modifying Pedagogy 3. Grades 9 and 10 4. American Literature: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 5. American Literature: Nineteenth Century 6. American Literature: Early Twentieth Century 7. Contemporary American Literature 8. English Literature: 700 to 1850 9. English Literature: 1850 to the Present 10. Teaching Novels 11. A Women's Literature Course 12. Evaluation Epilogue: What's Gained? What's Lost? Further Works for Teachers: A. Anthologies B. Resource Books C. Reading for Pleasure D. A Web of Girl, Youth, and Women Sites