Title

A Curriculum Guide for Integrating Literary Theory into Twelfth Grade Florida english Language Arts

Abstract

Providing high school students a course of study for becoming competent and thorough lifelong independent readers of complex texts was the goal for this thesis. This is accomplished by integrating literary theory that looks beyond just the typical level of analysis often emphasized in many Florida classrooms. If put into use and successful, this curriculum guide will aid Florida teachers in endowing their students with a new level of ability to analyze literature. Research of prior work done in the field of integrating critical theory into high school classrooms was analyzed and synthesized in order to create a larger course of critical theory study to be completed during the senior year of high school in the state of Florida. The curriculum guide acts as a starting point, providing teachers with all the tools necessary to bring literary theory into the high school classroom while maintaining their individual teaching style. The curriculum guide is broken into four distinct units which follow the most common course of Florida twelfth grade study, the English canon, with each chapter addressing two literary theories. The literary theories utilized are: New Criticism, New Historicism, Feminism, Marxism, Reader Response, Psychoanalysis, Structuralism, and Deconstruction.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2007

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Kaplan, Jeffrey S.

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Education

Degree Program

English Language Arts Education

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Education; Education -- Dissertations, Academic; Curriculum; Education; Language arts; Literary theory; Twelfth grade

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022196

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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