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The Simpsons in the classroom : embiggening the learning experience with the wisdom of Springfield

Author: Karma Waltonen; Denise Du Vernay
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Like The Simpsons, this book can be enjoyed on multiple levels--both for its trenchant, sociocultural commentary and for its poop jokes. Okay, maybe there aren't so many poop jokes in there. But the trenchant, incisive stuff more than makes up for it"--Robert Siegel, writer-director of Big Fan, Editor-in-Chief of The Onion 1996-2003"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karma Waltonen; Denise Du Vernay
ISBN: 9780786444908 0786444908
OCLC Number: 492091426
Description: viii, 332 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: I'm learnding!: an introduction to Simpsonology --
They have the internet on computers now-a collection of Simpsons resources --
The composition class: me fail English? that's unpossible! --
A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man, or the Simpsons and linguistics --
Literature with a capital L: fiction, poetry, film, theater --
The Simpsons and the outside world: culturally literate and socially significant --
The Simpsons class: satire and postmodernism.
Responsibility: Karma Waltonen and Denise Du Vernay.

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""Like The Simpsons, this book can be enjoyed on multiple levels--both for its trenchant, sociocultural commentary and for its poop jokes. Okay, maybe there aren't so many poop jokes in there. But the trenchant, incisive stuff more than makes up for it"--Robert Siegel, writer-director of Big Fan, Editor-in-Chief of The Onion 1996-2003"--Provided by publisher.

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A practical, useful, and engaging book for teachers.

by GrammarGirl (WorldCat user published 2011-07-22) Excellent Permalink

It's easier to engage students when the topic is fun and familiar, and what could be more fun and familiar than "The Simpsons"? The show has been on the air for over 20 years, so nearly every current student grew up...
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Not Just Teachers and Simpsons Fans

by ellie_parker3 (WorldCat user published 2011-07-21) Excellent Permalink

Yea, this book is written like the audience is all teachers (I am studying to be one), but there's lots of really cool stuff in there explained through The Simpsons, which everybody's heard of, even if they're not a fan. Like for example, the chapter on linguistics is cool because it explains how...
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