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

Literature in the Language Classroom

A Resource Book of Ideas and Activities

Paperback Published: 15th February 1988
ISBN: 9780521312240
Number Of Pages: 266

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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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'Literature in the Language Classroom offers an unrivalled range of sensitive and practical activities to facilitate the teaching of literature in the language classroom.' Dr Philip McLaughlin, EFL Gazette

Page references to worksheets and figures
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
Short stories
Select bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521312240
ISBN-10: 0521312248
Series: Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 15th February 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 14.99  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.43