Prospero's Magic: Active Learning Strategies for the Teaching of Literature

Newly Revised by Michael Degen

Prospero's Magic contains useful strategies to engage students in the reading and appreciation of literature so they will not only begin the reading of a tale, no matter how lengthy, but will also keep reading until its conclusion.

  • Critical thinking games
  • Discussion methods
  • Student presentations and performances
  • Individualized projects

Inside find detailed activities for teaching

  • Beowulf
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Great Expectations
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Macbeth
  • Mythology
  • The Odyssey
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Tempest
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Short Stories and Poetry

All of these activities are adaptable to any other work of literature you teach.