Literature and Language Teaching: A Guide for Teachers and Trainers / Edition 1

Literature and Language Teaching: A Guide for Teachers and Trainers / Edition 1

by Gillian Lazar
     
 

ISBN-10: 052140651X

ISBN-13: 9780521406512

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Literature and Language Teaching is for teachers and trainers who want to incorporate literature into the language classroom. It is suitable for teacher trainers, teacher development groups or teachers working on their own. This book contains tasks and activities which encourage reflection on some of the issues and debates involved in using literature in the

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Literature and Language Teaching is for teachers and trainers who want to incorporate literature into the language classroom. It is suitable for teacher trainers, teacher development groups or teachers working on their own. This book contains tasks and activities which encourage reflection on some of the issues and debates involved in using literature in the language classroom and explore different approaches to using literature with teenage and adult learners at all levels. It suggests criteria for selecting and evaluating materials for classroom use and identifies some of the distinctive features of novels, short stories, poems and plays so that these can be successfully exploited in the classroom. A wide range of practical ideas and activities for developing materials is provided. Tasks also encourage the observation and assessment of lessons using literacy texts, and draw on English language material by a variety of authors from all over the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521406512
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Cambridge Teacher Training and Development Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Thanks
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1Using literature in the language classroom: The issues1
1.1What is literature?1
1.3The reader and the text5
1.2What is distinctive about the language of literature?8
1.4Literary competence and the language classroom11
1.5Why use literature in the language classroom?14
2Approaches to using literature with the language learner22
2.1An overview22
2.2A language-based approach to using literature27
2.3Stylistics in the classroom31
2.4Literature as content: How far to go?35
2.5Literature for personal enrichment: Involving students39
2.6The role of metalanguage43
3Selecting and evaluating materials48
3.1Selecting texts48
3.2Evaluating learning materials which make use of literary texts56
4Reading literature cross-culturally62
4.1Being a student62
4.2A consideration of cultural aspects in texts65
4.3Strategies for overcoming cultural problems67
5Materials design and lesson planning: Novels and short stories71
5.1Writing your own story71
5.2Distinctive features of a short story72
5.3Anticipating student problems when using a short story75
5.4Planning a lesson for use with a short story77
5.5Further tasks and activities for use with a short story83
5.6Designing your own materials for use with a short story86
5.7Using novels in the language classroom89
6Materials design and lesson planning: Poetry94
6.1Putting a poem back together again94
6.2What is distinctive about poetry?96
6.3Why use poetry with the language learner?99
6.4Exploiting unusual language features101
6.5Helping students with figurative meanings104
6.6Using poetry with lower levels109
6.7Using poetry to develop oral skills116
6.8Using a poem with students at higher levels121
6.9Anticipating student problems127
6.10Further tasks and activities129
7Materials design and lesson planning: Plays133
7.1What is distinctive about plays?133
7.2The language of a play134
7.3The performance of a play135
7.4Why use plays in the language learning classroom?136
7.5Using play extracts to think about language in conversation138
7.6Using play extracts to improve students' oral skills146
7.7Using play extracts with lower levels152
7.8Anticipating student problems155
7.9Further activities for play extracts159
7.10Using a whole play with students161
8Reflecting on the literature lesson167
8.1Thinking about observation167
8.2General observation of the literature lesson170
8.3Micro-tasks for reflecting on specific areas of teaching170
8.4Observing a student176
8.5Other ways of monitoring your teaching178
9Literature and self-access179
9.1What is a literature self-access centre?179
9.2Why have a literature self-access centre?179
9.3A simulation: First meeting for planning and setting up a literature self-access centre180
9.4Second meeting for setting up a literature self-access182
9.5Setting up a literature self-access centre: A case study182
9.6Worksheets to guide students in their reading185
Answer key189
Trainer's notes216
Bibliography255
Appendix: Eveline by James Joyce259
Index263

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