Abbreviated Bibliography



Appleman, D. and Graves, Michael F. (2011) Reading Better, Reading Smarter: Designing Literature Lessons for Adolescents. Heinemann.

Beach, R., Appleman, D., Hynds, S., Wilhelm, J. (2011). Teaching Literature to Adolescents, Second Edition, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Appleman, D. (2010) Adolescent Literacy and the Teaching of Reading: Lessons for Teachers of Literature, National Council of Teachers of English.

Editor (2009) From the Inside Out: Letters to Young Men and Other Writings, Poetry and Prose from Prison, Student Press Initiative, Teachers College.

Appleman, D. (2009). Critical Encounters in High School English: Teaching Literary Theory to Adolescents, Second Edition, Teachers College Press and National Council of Teacher of English.

Appleman, D. (2006) Reading for Themselves: How to Transform Adolescents into Lifelong Readers Through Out-of-Class Book Clubs Heinemann.

Beach, R., Appleman, D., Hynds, S., Wilhelm, J. (2006). Teaching Literature to Adolescents, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Appleman, D. (2000). Critical Encounter in High School English: Teaching Literary Theory to Adolescents, Teachers College Press and National Council of Teacher of English.

Co-chair, editorial board, (1991) Braided Lives: An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing. Minnesota Humanities Commission, Viking Press.

Textbook series

Co-author. Elements of Literature: Grades 6-12 (2009) Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Book chapters

Appleman, D. (2010) Foreword for Smith, Michael W and Wilhelm, Jeffrey D. Fresh Takes on Teaching Literary Elements: How to Teach What Really Matters About Character, Setting, Point of View, and Theme, National Council of Teachers of English.

Appleman, D. (2009) “First do No Harm”, in Breaking the Silence: Learning in Social and Cultural Worlds by Catherine Compton-Lilly, Teachers College Press.

Appleman, D. (2007) Foreword for Christenbury, L. Retracing the Journey: Teaching and Learning in an American High School, Teachers College Press.

Appleman, D. (2007) “Reading with Adolescents” in Beers, K., Probst, R., Rief, L., Eds. Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice, Heinemann.

Appleman, D. (2003) “Are You Makin’ Me Famous or Makin’ Me a Fool?: Responsibility and Respect in Cultural Representation in Teacher Research” in Greene, S. and Apt-Perkins, D., Eds., Talking, Reading, Writing, and Race: Contributions of Literacy Research to Racial Understanding, Teachers College Press.

Appleman, D. (2002) Foreword for Pirie, B. Teenage Boys and High School English, Heinemann: Boynton Cook.

Appleman, D. (1999) “Alice, Lolita, and Me: Learning to Read ‘Feminist’ with a Tenth-Grade Urban Adolescent.” In L. B. Alvine & L. E. Cullum, Eds., Breaking the Cycle: Gender, Literacy, and Learning, Heinemann, 71-88.

Appleman, D. and Schmit, J. (1999). “Portfolios and Politics of Assessing Writing in Urban Schools.” In B. Sunstein and J. Lovell, eds. The Portfolio Standard, Boynton Cook.

Appleman, D. (1998, 1992) “I Understood the Grief: Theory-Based Teaching of Ordinary People.” In N. Karolides, Reader Response in the Classroom: Evoking and Interpreting Meaning in Literature, Longman.

Appleman, D. (1993). “Looking Through Critical Lenses: Teaching Literary Theory to Secondary Students.” In S. Straw and D. Bogden, eds., Constructive Reading: Teaching Beyond Communication, Boynton Cook.

Appleman, D. and Hynds, S. (1992) “Worlds of Words: Dialogic Perspectives on Reading and Response.” In G. Newell and R. Durst, eds., Exploring Texts, George Christopher Gordon Publishers.

Appleman, D. (1991). “Teaching Poetry.” In R. Beach and J. Marshall, Teaching Literature in the Secondary School. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.

Beach, R., Appleman, D., & Dorsey, S. (1990) “Adolescents’ use of intertextual links to understand a story.” In R. Beach and S. Hynds, eds., Becoming readers and writers during adolescence and adulthood. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Mackey, James, and Appleman, Deborah. (1988). “Questioning Skills.” In R. McNergney, ed., Guide to Classroom Teaching, Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Beach, Richard, and Appleman, Deborah. (1984) “Reading Strategies for Expository and Literary Text Types.” National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook.

Journal articles

Sperling, Melanie and Appleman, D. (2011) “Voices in the Context of Literary Studies” in Reading Research Quarterly.

Freedman Warshauer, S. and Appleman, D. “In It for the Long Haul”: How Teacher Education Can Contribute to Teacher Retention in High-Poverty, Urban Schools. Journal of Teacher Education, Vol. 60, Number 3 May/June 2009.

Freedman Warshauer, S. and Appleman, D. “What Else Would I be Doing?”: Teacher Identity and Teacher Retention in Urban Schools. Teacher Education Quarterly. Summer 2008.

Appleman, D. and Thompson, M. “Challenging the Toxic Status Quo: An Interview with Alfie Kohn” English Education, January 2002.

Appleman, D. and Hines, M.B., “Multiple Ways of Knowing in the Literature Classroom” English Education, January 2000.

Appleman, D., Andrew, E. and Gaustad, S. “A Mingling of Voices: Tracing the Development of Beginning Teachers Through Dialogue Journals.” Minnesota English Journal, XXIX:1, Fall 1998.

Hynds, S. and Appleman, D. “Walking our Talk: Between Response and Responsibility in the Literature Classroom.” English Education, December 1997.

Appleman, D. and Green, D. “Mapping the Elusive Boundary between High School and College Writing: Case Study of a Summer Writing Program.” College Composition and Communication, Vol. 44, No. 2, May 1993.

Appleman, D. “Teach for America: A Year Later,” The Christian Science Monitor, August 22, 1991.

Galotti, Kathleen M., Kozberg, Steven F. and Appleman, D. “Younger and Older Adolescents’ Thinking About Vocational and Interpersonal Commitments.” Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, December 1990.

Appleman, D. “Teach for America: Is Idealism Enough?” Christian Science Monitor, August 8, 1990.

Appleman, Deborah. “A Comparison of Guided Assignments and NAEP Format Tests on Adolescent Response to Literature,” Resources in Education, October 1989, ED 282 924.

Mackey, James, and Appleman, Deborah “The Growth of Adolescent Apathy,” v. 40, no. 6, March 1983. Educational Leadership, pp. 30-33. Selected for reprinting in R.L. Windham and R. Munday, eds., Improving Teaching in the Secondary Schools, Lexington, MA: Ginn Publishing, 1984.

“Standard Tests Fail as Worthy Measure of School Effectiveness.” St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch, February 24, 1985. Selected for reprinting in MN Council for the Social Studies Newsletter. Spring 1985.

“Is Your Teenager Alienated?” Our Family Vol. 34, No.10, November 1983, pp. 3-5.

“Broken Connections: The Alienated Adolescent in the 80’s.” Curriculum Review, Vol. 24, No. 1, September-October 1984, pp. 14-19.

Book reviews

Appleman, D. (1996) Review of School-Based Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents. Applied Cognitive Psychology, Vol 10 No. 4 (pp. 365-6).

Appleman, D. (1991) Review of Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students and Their High School. Journal of Research for School Executives, Spring 1991, Vol.1 (pp. 33-34).

Appleman, D. Review of Hunger of Memory, Carleton Voice, December, 1990.

Appleman, D. “The Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination,” Carleton Voice, December 1989.

Appleman, D. “Love Makes the World Go Round,” Minneapolis Star and Tribune, February 28, 1988.

Appleman, D. “New Fiction for Teenagers,” Minneapolis Star and Tribune, June 28, 1987.

Appleman, D. “Teaching About the Ku Klux Klan” Curriculum Review, December, 1982.

Other publications

Miller-Cleary, L., Appleman, D., and Beach, R. “One-Shot, High-Stakes Tests Fail Students.” Duluth News-Tribune, Commentary, February 27, 2000.

Appleman, D. “Braiding Our Lives: An Affiliate Brings Multicultural Literature to Its Members and Their Students.” NCTE Council-Grams, Vol. LVII, No. 2, April/May 1994.

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Deborah Appleman

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Carleton College

Northfield, MN 55057


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