Teaching language through literature 285 meaningful contexts full of descriptive language and interesting characters. Be aware of and able to implement a variety of culturally diverse literature selections in the secondary classroom, 9. Application of literary theory in teaching literaturea. Even within the research literature, the theoretical constructs differ in their. Survey of methods of teaching english and literature among. English literature teaching since students can benefit a lot from understanding critical theory, as lois tyson points out in critical theory today. Methods of teaching literature in secondary schools. The emphasis of teaching literature should therefore fall on providing opportunities to students that will help them develop the ability to both respond sensitively to a text with enjoyment and analyze it critically. Australian association for the teaching of english. It also sought the purposes and the processes on the conduct of the teaching strategies and the impressions of the students. Pdf the approaches to teaching literature for efl young. Teaching literary theory to adolescents, 2nd edition. Then, read the challenges faced by one of your coursemates and suggest possible ways to.
Thus, a focus on the approaches employed by teachers in teaching the literature component in english would. The examples of deductive teaching probably are familiar. It is a common way of organizing teaching plans for extension meetings and other types of educational programs. After learning about interactive notebooks two summers ago, i resolved to use this technique for every concept i taught to my 6th, 7th, and. Iii abstract the present qualitative study examines whether the teaching of english language literature in the 9th grade is based on a textcentered new critical or a studentcentered readerresponse approach to literature. In our country, the teaching of literature in efl classrooms is partly neglected or. Approaches to teaching literature in english authorstream. Central institute of indian languages, mysore, india 2. Using classroom observations and interview as research instruments, this paper evaluates the approaches of five esl teachers teaching year 5 students and examines the various challenges faced by them in the teaching of literature. The use of literature and literary texts in the efl.
Syllabus for seminar on the teaching of literature stanford. Pdf emthis paper reports on a case study of the teachers approaches to teaching literature for young learners in bandung. Contemporary childrens literature program to upper primary school. If you are unable to view the pdf file, you can download the free reader from.
Focus of this paper this paper focuses on some creative techniques to promote the teachinglearning of english literature. Characteristics and strategies of literature teaching in the. In the literature based approach, when all students in a classroom are reading a different book that they have individually chosen, it is. Teaching literature in the classroom is not an easy task and often challenging for both the teacher and student. Besides, by literature teaching, teachers can also get learners to learn about history because literature usually contains some historic knowledge, just as some put it, literature and history always coexist. Thus, a focus on the approaches employed by teachers in teaching the literature component in english would be of great value and interest. The significance and uses of contemporary literary theory for the teaching of literature. Consequently, it is indispensable to find out some creative techniques to teach english literature to the indian students. Understand and use a variety of assessment strategies, when teaching literature, to evaluate and modify the teachinglearning process, 8. Notebook of a return to the native land by aime cesaire, lyrical ballads by william wordsworth, go down, moses by w. Literature in education is aimed at developing the potential of students in a holistic, balanced and.
Literature teaching guides we found 1,1 items help your students learn to appreciate literature with our extensive collection of easy to use supplemental material that will assist students in enjoying and understanding fine literature. With proper selection of teaching material and carefully designed teaching approaches, application of critical theory plays an increasingly important role in the undergraduate literature. Original and provocative reflections on teaching literature in higher education. Written by leading academic, prolific author and cultural journalist, elaine showalter. New ways of teaching literature llas centre for languages. Each of these approaches is related to the teaching of ccl program in classroom instruction.
Teaching and learning the humanities in higher education ix foreword xi introduction 1 1 the discipline today 5 in crisis. According to their definitions, literature, along with art, classical music, drama and dance belongs to the domain of culture. After teaching all the units, go back and read the. How to teach and learn english literature in eeducation era. A main impulse of languagecentered literature teaching is to help students find ways into a text in a methodical way and for themselves. According to koeller 1996, by integrating social studies and language arts, students gained a complete picture of the entire human experience. Literary theory and teaching of literature the current study argues that poststructuralist literary theory through its emphasis on reader can help to achieve the aims of modern pedagogies stated above and can also help to overcome the limitations of the traditional approaches towards the teaching of literature. Having formed part of traditional language teaching approaches, literature became less popular when language teaching and learning started to focus on the functional use of language. Read the general objectives very carefully before you start teaching. Savvidou an integrated approach to teaching literature in.
We tend to develop a logical, deductive, backward intellectual movement that leads to the problems and incidents supporting our conclusions. It introduces a profound range of vocabulary, dialogues and prose that can be used to prepare studentcentered interesting. Detailed learning and teaching suggestions will be provided to help students develop. The teacher considers a topic or issue, and may raise it for discussion by the students. Challenges in my literature classroom digitalstories4elt. She is currently cowriting the teaching and learning classics and classical studies volume of this series. Pdf the article sets out to explore the proven benefits of using literature in efl, which have been. Literature in english teaching syllabus h1 literature in english 8810 h2 literature in english 9725 h3 literature in english 9805. Be aware of a variety of young adult literature and arguments for and against its use. Literature teaching guides we found 1,1 items help your students learn to appreciate literature with our extensive collection of easytouse supplemental material that will assist students in enjoying and understanding fine literature.
In approaches to materials design in european textbooks. Focused primarily on articles and studies that have emerged in the 17 years since then, the working paper discusses the principles that underlie pbl, how pbl has been used in k12 settings, the challenges teachers have confronted in. Approaches in teaching literature linkedin slideshare. Literature in education in the malaysian schools syllabus consists of the teaching of prose which. Editor of teaching in higher education taylor and francis, she still teaches and writes on her disciplinary specialisation, greek tragedy, and is a senior member of the faculty of classics, cambridge. A teacher can make a significant difference in how a student is able to learn from and appreciate literature in a foreign language. They are the 1 languagebased approach, 2 paraphrastic approach, 3 informationbased approach, 4 personalresponse approach, 5 moralphilosophical approach, and 6 stylistic approach. Reading and viewing literature becomes a genuine part of their. This essay also investigates and compares how well teaching english literature, in accordance with each of these two learning theories, fulfills stipulations in the swedish national curriculum for high school courses english 5, 6 and 7. Characteristics and strategies of literature teaching in. Approaches employed by teachers in teaching literature to. The consistency in approaches to studying reflects earlier educational and other. The general objectives are directly linked to the general aims for teaching literatureinenglish listed on page ii of this syllabus and form the basis for the selection and organization of the themes and their unit topics. This reading interactive notebook is the true original over 55,000 copies sold.
Reading interactive notebooks literature literary elements for common core. Teaching literature is an inspirational guidebook for all teachers of english and american literature in higher education. Survey of methods of teaching english and literature among secondary school teachers in benue state 850 discussion method. Each of the video lessons found in this chapter will teach you about different topics. Syllabus teaching materials teacher backwash evaluation achievement learners 3. Showalter teaching literature pdf teaching literature is an inspirational guidebook for all teachers of english and. The following are strategies for the esl teacher for teaching literature that your students will not only appreciate but also come to love.
There is a need to discover if the literature component in english is taught in line with its aims and objectives. An integrated approach to teaching literature in the efl classroom christine savvidou christine. The relevance of literary analysis to teaching literature. Written by leading academic, prolific author and cultural journalist, elaine showalteroriginal and provocative reflections on teaching literature in higher educationencourages teachers to make their classroom practice intellectually excitingwide. Literature in elt the use of literature in the elt classroom is enjoying a revival for a number of reasons. Pdf the quest for literature in efl textbooks a quest for. Teaching literature is an inspirational guidebook for all teachers of english and american literature in higher education written by leading academic, prolific author and cultural journalist, elaine showalter. If we take into consideration that literature is made from. Perhaps, one good question to address is why teach or study literature in schools. The general objectives are directly linked to the general aims for teaching literature inenglish listed on page ii of this syllabus and form the basis for the selection and organization of the themes and their unit topics. The teaching of literature is not only the transmission of knowledge about literary texts but more importantly the development of the learners faculties for enjoying and criticizing literature. Twenty first century is regarded as the age of globalization, transnationalism and telecommunication. The findings indicate that the teaching approach is influenced by the students inability to comprehend english language which forces teachers to spoon feed the students and use the students mother tongue as the medium of instruction. Print literaturebased approaches to reading worksheet 1.
The approaches to teaching literature for young learners jeltl, vol. Teaching literature in english at high school level. It is a venture that has enabled both the students and myself to benefit from the virtues of multimedia and researchled teaching in. The teaching of literature can be generally seen through the three models presented by carter and long 1991. Inclass teaching and learning activities the traditional english literature class is solely the stage of the teachers own performance. This is an interactive method which involves the verbal exchange of views, opinions or ideas. Pdf approaches to teaching literature in efl classrooms. Write two challenges you faced when teaching literature to your students. History enabled students to understand a writers contextual angle or the historical tensions within a work of literature. Literary theory and teaching of literature in the twenty first century munazza yaqoob department of english, female campus, international islamic university, islamabad, pakistan abstract. Models to teaching literature carter and long 1991 state there are three models of teaching literature. Critical analysis of literature somehow destroys pleasure in it. A userfriendly guide 2006 that, theory can help us learn to see ourselves and our world in valuable new ways, ways that can influence how we educate.
Focus of this paper this paper focuses on some creative techniques to promote the teaching learning of english literature. This article tries to explore a particular technique in literature classroom. This means that both the students and teachers lose out. In teaching history of literature, teachers provide students with all necessary information. Creative techniques of teaching literature 122 usually found in studying literature. The relevance of literary analysis to teaching literature in. Pdf conceptions, styles, and approaches within higher education. Understand and use a variety of assessment strategies, when teaching literature, to evaluate and modify the teaching learning process, 8. Print literature based approaches to reading worksheet 1. This study was conducted to determine the teaching strategies used by the ab english teachers in teaching literature courses. Literature is more experienced than taught glazer, 1986, p. Basically, we will focus on the question of what is literature, the multiple values of teaching literature in the classroom, how literature helps the student develop the basic skills speaking, writing, reading, and the reasons for choosing this particular text and finally, provide the exercises originating from this text. Unlike the informational text the literary text provides fluid and dynamic reality.
Unfortunately, many postgraduate efl teachertraining courses focus mainly on language teaching methodology and offer little guidance on the analytical methods that are essential to interpreting literature and designing effective classroom activities. In the literaturebased approach, when all students in a classroom are reading a different book that they have individually chosen, it. The use of literature and literary texts in the efl classroom. When this is justified, it will become expedient to boost the interest or morale of. The implication is that literature teaching with the aims of developing students.796 847 714 1426 1018 654 884 1385 1312 1373 691 391 1343 1331 53 683 1490 1045 390 1232 1401 988 69 429 1002 427 515 1108 689 449 805 603 515 202 422 271 1368 255 960 155 293 979 442 1389 223 1110