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Literature and Language Teaching A Guide for Teachers and Trainers

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ISBN-10: 052140651X

ISBN-13: 9780521406512

Edition: 1993

Authors: Gillian Lazar, Marion Williams, Tony Wright

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Literature and Language Teaching is for teachers and trainers who want to incorporate literature into the language classroom. It can be used as a resource by trainers working with groups of teachers, by teacher development groups or by teachers working on their own. Literature and Language Teaching contains tasks and activities which: - encourage reflection on some of the issues and debates involved in using literature in the language classroom - explore different approaches to using literature with teenage and adult learners at all levels - suggest criteria for selecting and evaluating materials for classroom use - identify some of the distinctive features of novels, short stories, poems…    
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Book details

List price: $63.75
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/28/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.82" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Using literature in the language classroom: The issues
What is literature?
The reader and the text
What is distinctive about the language of literature?
Literary competence and the language classroom
Why use literature in the language classroom?
Approaches to using literature with the language learner
An overview
A language-based approach to using literature
Stylistics in the classroom
Literature as content: How far to go?
Literature for personal enrichment: Involving students
The role of metalanguage
Selecting and evaluating materials
Selecting texts
Evaluating learning materials which make use of literary texts
Reading literature cross-culturally
Being a student
A consideration of cultural aspects in texts
Strategies for overcoming cultural problems
Materials design and lesson planning: Novels and short stories
Writing your own story
Distinctive features of a short story
Anticipating student problems when using a short story
Planning a lesson for use with a short story
Further tasks and activities for use with a short story
Designing your own materials for use with a short story
Using novels in the language classroom
Materials design and lesson planning: Poetry
Putting a poem back together again
What is distinctive about poetry?
Why use poetry with the language learner?
Exploiting unusual language features
Helping students with figurative meanings
Using poetry with lower levels
Using poetry to develop oral skills
Using a poem with students at higher levels
Anticipating student problems
Further tasks and activities
Materials design and lesson planning: Plays
What is distinctive about plays?
The language of a play
The performance of a play
Why use plays in the language learning classroom?
Using play extracts to think about language in conversation
Using play extracts to improve students' oral skills
Using play extracts with lower levels
Anticipating student problems
Further activities for play extracts
Using a whole play with students
Reflecting on the literature lesson
Thinking about observation
General observation of the literature lesson
Micro-tasks for reflecting on specific areas of teaching
Observing a student
Other ways of monitoring your teaching
Literature and self-access
What is a literature self-access centre?
Why have a literature self-access centre?
A simulation: First meeting for planning and setting up a literature self-access centre
Second meeting for setting up a literature self-access
Setting up a literature self-access centre: A case study
Worksheets to guide students in their reading
Answer key
Trainer's notes
Appendix: Eveline by James Joyce