Literature in the Language Classroom: A Resource Book of Ideas and Activities

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 17, 1987 - Foreign Language Study - 266 pages
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This is a practical guide for practising teachers of English and teachers in training. It offers teachers a rationale and a variety of imaginative techniques for integrating literature work with language teaching. It is divided into three sections: Part I discusses the questions: Why teach literature? What should we teach? How should we teach it?; Part II outlines and illustrates a wealth of student-centred class and homework activities appropriate to each stage of the study of a literary work. Detailed descriptions of the activities are accompanied by numerous sample worksheets; Part III demonstrates techniques for working with complete texts, and shows how the activities outlined in Part II can be applied to particular novels, plays, short stories and poems. All activities described have been used successfully with a wide range of classes from intermediate level up.
 

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Contents

PART B PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES IN OUTLINE
16
Maintaining momentum
36
Exploiting highlights
57
Endings
79
WORKING WITH A COMPLETE TEXT
93
Plays
163
Short stories
196
Poems
226
With examinations in mind
247
Fuller details of works mentioned in the main body of the book
263
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