• Sara L. Schwebel
  • Associate Professor,
    English Language & Literature

  • Details

  • Thursday,
  • September 11, 2014
  • 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.


Those of us who teach courses centered on engagement with text fear one thing more than any other when we enter a classroom: students who haven't read. We can't teach well, and our students can't meet our courses' learning objectives, if assigned reading has not been completed. This workshop discusses strategies for getting students to read both before they come to class and when they are in our classroom, and it includes discussion of the barriers students face in completing the work we've assigned.

About the Facilitator

Sara L. Schwebel is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language & Literature at the University of South Carolina, where she teaches classes in Children's, Young Adult, and American literature to both undergraduate and graduate students. She also conducts pedagogy workshops on "reading and writing like a historian" for K-12 teachers and administrators throughout South Carolina. She is the author of Child-Sized History: Fictions of the Past in U.S. Classrooms (Vanderbilt University Press, 2011).


Strategies for Getting Students to Read, and Read More Effectively