Reading, Learning, Teaching N. Scott Momaday

by Jim Charles (Author)
©2007 Textbook XIV, 152 Pages


Reading, Learning, Teaching N. Scott Momaday is an introduction to the literature and art of American writer N. Scott Momaday, winner of the 1969 Pulitzer Prize and member of the Kiowa American Indian Tribe. This book describes the impact of Momaday’s family, Kiowa heritage, Pueblo cultural experiences, and academic preparation on his worldview, poetry, novels, essays, children’s books, works in mixed genres, painting, and drawing, and it offers an analysis of his major works including the structural aspects and major themes of his writing and art. Jim Charles’s description of specific pedagogical strategies for teaching Momaday’s work as well as actual examples of the kinds of student responses Momaday’s work elicits will help teachers in making curriculum decisions and in preparing lessons. This book presents a case for N. Scott Momaday’s work receiving greater attention in the literature curriculum grades 11 through 14.


XIV, 152
ISBN (Softcover)
Momaday, N. Scott American Indian literature Momaday, Navarre Scott Literarisches Werk Englischunterricht High school English teaching methodology Literature Criticism American literature
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2007. XIV, 152 pp.

Biographical notes

Jim Charles (Author)

The Author: Jim Charles, Professor of English Education at the University of South Carolina Upstate (Spartanburg, South Carolina), has taught English for twenty-five years at both the ninth grade and university levels. He holds a Ph.D. in English education from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and has been awarded two NEH Fellowships for the study of American Indian literatures and cultures. Charles is the author of numerous articles on American Indian literatures as well as issues related to the teaching of English. A non-Indian, he participated as a member of the Oklahoma City Ponca Group in winning the 1976 World Championship American Indian Team Dance Contest in Mescalero, New Mexico.


Title: Reading, Learning, Teaching N. Scott Momaday