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

ISBN-10: 0521312248

ISBN-13: 9780521312240

Edition: 1987

Authors: Joanne Collie, Stephen Slater, Penny Ur

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Description:

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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Book details

List price: $42.50
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/17/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836

Page references to worksheets and figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Aims and Objectives
Teaching literature: why, what and how
In the classroom
Practical Activities in Outline
Working with a Complete Text
A novel: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Plays
Short stories
Poems
Appendices
Select bibliography
Index