Teaching Challenging Texts

Teaching Challenging Texts with Jocelyn Chadwick:Making Texts Meaningful, Relevant

Teaching Challenging Texts

Teaching Challenging Texts with Jocelyn Chadwick:Making Texts Meaningful, Relevant

Teaching Challenging Texts is a brand new, 10-Part video series featuring Jocelyn Chadwick, Ph.D., past president of NCTE and noted scholar.

This multi-part video series is a FREE resource that provides support for teachers when it comes to teaching challenging texts, talking about tough or controversial topics, and connecting literature to students’ lives to make it relevant.

Sign up and access FREE and engaging resources to help you teach challenging but important texts like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (available now) with new additions coming soon such as The Cay, To Kill a Mockingbird, Beloved, The Grapes of Wrath, Brave New World, The House on Mango Street, and Stargirl. Each video includes teaching ideas from Jocelyn and reading suggestions, vocabulary support, and more.

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Teaching Challenging Texts

Dr. Chadwick shares teaching ideas for Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.

Dr. Chadwick shares teaching ideas for Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.

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“What makes texts challenging or sensitive has totally flipped because
of where students are. They’re in a totally different space and place.”

-Jocelyn Chadwick

ABOUT JOCELYN CHADWICK

Dr. Chadwick, past president of NCTE and lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education, is the author of the new Teaching Challenging Texts 10-part video series. She is a life-long English Teacher and an international scholar.

 

Dr. Chadwick collaborates with students and teachers around the country focusing on literature, writing, and curriculum development. Her areas of expertise include integrated curriculum design, innovative reading and writing instructional pathways, relevant texts, challenging literature, classical and modern rhetoric, and blended canonical, modern literature with humanities.

She has worked with Ken Burns, PBS, WNET, WGBH, and BBC Radio and was invited to the White House as a panel member for the series, Celebrating America’s Authors. Dr. Chadwick is also an expert consultant for NBC News Learn and past president of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Current projects include PBS American Masters, PBS The Great American Read, a new book series for the Folger Shakespeare Library, recurring blogs for Larry Ferlazzo in Education Week, and as a consultant for the Center for Mark Twain Studies.

You can follow her at Jocelyn Chadwick.blog