Signifying as a Scaffold for Literary Interpretation
|Title:||Signifying as a Scaffold for Literary Interpretation: The Pedagogical Implications of an African American Discourse Genre.|
According to Lee, all forms of signifying share common qualities of indirection, understatement , and irony. Can the sills of expression found in signifying lead to an understanding of the books we teach in the classroom? In this National Council of Teachers of English report, Lee gives "an example of an instructional approach which speaks to the problems of literacy in African American and, by extension, other ethnically diverse populations, as well as to the problems that plague literature instruction in US schools.
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