Claiming Spaces: Understanding, Reading, and Writing Creative Nonfiction
This book responds to the requirement for the inclusion of Creative Nonfiction in the Senior High School curriculum.
Author/s: Noel Christian A. Moratilla, PhD and John Iremil E. Teodoro; Project Director: Elineth Elizabeth L. Suarez, EdD
Level/s: Senior High
The book intends to create, recreate, and articulate spaces in the teaching of Literature through a relatively new, not to mention expanding, genre. In accordance with UbD framework and as indicated in its subtitle, the book is aimed at helping learners to understand creative nonfiction as a genre (i.e., types, elements, aesthetics); read and critique sample texts; and, lastly, independently write their own pieces.
In terms of educational philosophy and approach, the book is communicative, constructivist, and learner-centered. As to its content, the book shows the connection of creative non fiction to other literary genres; discuss the elements, types and forms; present sample texts reflecting local and global cultures; help build learners’ vocabulary and other skills essential to comprehension; and involve the development of twenty-first century skills demanding the use of the Internet and other important aspects of technology.
T he book comes with a Learning Guide (LG) with Curriculum Map (CM), Teachers Wraparound Edition (TWE), and a Teachers Resource CD (TRCD).
Dr. Ernesto Y. Sibal was one of the few Filipinos in academic publishing who can irrefutably lay claim to these three titles—Patriot, Pioneer and Innovator. A staunch patriot, Dr. Sibal fiercely advocated the vision of designating Filipino-authored books for young Filipino learners. This vision was enabled by the establishment of Alemar’s Bookstore in 1958, and through the foresight and drive of Alegria Rodriguez, who shared in the vision of her husband, she helped galvanize then fledgling Alemar's Bookstore as the place to go for textbooks and school needs, propelling it to become the first established bookstore chain in the country.