Recently, we received feedback on the Introduction to Literary Theory Power Presentation from teachers on the Prestwick House National Curriculum Advisory Board.
With this unique PowerPoint presentation, you will be able to give your students the tools they need to understand literature beyond the simple conventions of plot, characterization, and theme. Covering six critical theories through the lens of the classic Cinderella story, Introduction to Literary Theory will help your students to clearly see how literature can be seen from different perspectives.
Introduction to Literary Theory can be used in conjunction with your favorite Multiple Critical Perspectives guides or as a stand alone addition to your curriculum.
Theories covered include: Feminism, Marxism, Psychoanalytic/Freudian Theory, Archetypal/Mythological Theory, New Historicism, and Formalism.
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- Karen DiBetta
"The accompanying instructions are incredibly clear. Even teachers who are not used to using PowerPoint will be able to navigate it easily."
- Elizabeth Miley
"Each theory is compact and gives an excellent summary of what students should look for when exploring literature from a different perspective. Kudos!"
- Judith Mayersmith
"For any teacher of students who will be heading to university, providing a basis for analysis is useful. It would also be useful for students to examine the various theories before arriving at college, so that it will not be new and foreign to the students."
- Leticia Geldart
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- Stephanie Rodevick
"We have been moving toward a more comprehensive coverage of literary theory over the past 2 school years and I see this product as a way to better organize our instruction with our junior and seniors. The consistency of the presentation would help us as teachers to be more consistent as well."
- Cam Matthews
"This product is a wonderful way to spark discussion of a work of literature. The various literary methods addressed in the presentation provide ample opportunity for all students in the class, regardless of ability, to engage in a meaningful discussion of a work."
- Sonya K Shaw