Teaching Units and Ideas

Juvenilia in the classroom: teaching unit ideas

Works by specific authors

  • Introduction to a particular author: Austen, Laurence, Atwood, Brontë, Eliot, Carroll
  • Literary and cultural contexts: Bronte, Shields, Wiebe, Doyle, Vaughan, Hewett
  • Autobiography, Diaries and Journals: Vaughan, Doyle, Hook
  • Introduction to the epistolary novel: Austen, Wortley Montagu
  • Beginnings with poetry: Larkin, Laurence, Atwood, Whiteley, Hewett
  • Introduction to satire, or, is this supposed to be funny?: Austen, Brontë, Carroll
  • Introduction to the essay of comparison: contrast any author
  • Writing a scholarly introduction or preface: any author
  • Style and revisions: what difference does it make? Austen
  • Introduction to the gothic novel: Bronte, Austen
  • Introduction to Canadian literature: Whiteley, Atwood, Early Voices
  • Introduction to Australian literature: Hewett, Bruce
  • Early masculinities: Carroll, Branwell Brontë, Lowry, Larkin
  • Internet research: Austen's Catharine
  • Thinking about style; close readings and commentaries: Atwood, Laurence, Egerton, Austen

Using any juvenilia texts

  • Audience and purpose: why authors write the way they do
  • Visual literacy: reading illustrations, representing literature
  • Creative Writing: identifying and exploring some of the challenges apprentice writers set for themselves
  • Influence, Imitation, Interrogation, and Parody: writing as response to writing by others
  • Image of the Child and historical context

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