Since the publication of _The Joy Luck Club_ in 1989, Amy Tan has become one of the most widely taught contemporary authors in high schools. Her fiction and nonfiction, with their timeless themes of family, culture, survival, and history, have made Tan a favorite of high school English teachers across the country.In _Amy Tan in the Classroom_--the fifth book in the NCTE High School Literature Series--you'll discover new ways to share the work of this important author with your students. Immensely practical, the book uses an activity-based approach to teaching both the print and film versions of _The Joy Luck Club_, as well as the nonfiction _The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings_.This volume features numerous resources and strategies for helping your students engage with Tan's writing. Highlights include biographical information, critical analysis of Tan's work, teacher-tested activities, writing assignments, and discussion questions, as well as an extensive unit on teaching and analyzing the film version of _The Joy Luck Club_._Amy Tan in the Classroom: "The art of invisible strength"_ will enliven your literature classroom with exciting and enriching student-centered activities.
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