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Barbara and Les Rendelstein know how to build teacher performance. Barbara with an M.A. in English has taught speech, dramatics, and English for 30 years—blending varied, lively, innovative approaches with hands-on classroom activities.
Dear Teacher:

This book is a labor of love, one that I’ve been at for over 30 years. Amazingly, through all the ups and downs of my career in two New York City high schools, I still love the profession and the thrill of having students light up with understanding.

Once I retired I had a chance to analyze my own odyssey and the result is this handbook, one that I wish I had not only as a beginner, but throughout my career.

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. My results, a distillation of what really worked, are right here. The lessons plans, teaching techniques and strategies are the outcome of much trial, error and frustration over the years.

Lesson plans are included for: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, all of which serve as models for teaching many other books. What makes How to Teach the Novel... unique are the many tips on class management and control integrated with techniques that have worked well in teaching literature.

Most of all, my underlying objective is to provide tools through which your students will have fun while learning.

Barbara Rendelstein

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