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

British English

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

Series: Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers
Author: Collie, J & Slater, S
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780521312240
Publication Date: 1987
Level: A2 Elementary to B2 Upper Intermediate
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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. ....
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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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Page references to worksheets and figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part I. Aims and Objectives: 1. Teaching literature: why, what and how
2. In the classroom
Part II. Practical Activities in Outline: 3. First encounters
4. Maintaining momentum
5. Exploiting highlights
6. Endings
Part III. Working with a Complete Text: 7. A novel: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
8. Plays
9. Short stories
10. Poems
Appendices
Select bibliography
Index.
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