Foregrounding the BackgroundEnglish Journal
AbstractRobbins discusses how to better prepare students for reading the classics. Rather than providing a lengthy introduction into the history of the time period, teachers should simply raise an interesting question about the time period or unfamiliar elements in the story to pique the student's interest.
Citation InformationBruce Robbins. "Foregrounding the Background" English Journal (1998)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bruce_robbins/8/