Teaching of literature: Reading the word and the world (Course Content…
Teaching of literature: Reading the word and the world
Synopsis of the course
This course is an examination on the value of literary texts as a means to help students to read the word and the world. It aims to help students to become engaged and thoughtful readers, who are able to critically examine their own reading strategies and develop personal responses to texts. It will further develop critical appreciation and cultural awareness for students whose English is a second language. Students will also select texts and design appropriate reading activities for the classroom.
The objectives of the course are to:
Examine the value of literary texts as a means to help students to read the word and the world.
Write critically when developing personal responses to texts.
Dramatise part of a literary text
Produce literature based activities based on the course texts and demonstrate the workability of the activity prepared.
The value of literature: Reading the word and the world
What is a response journal?
Leading classroom discussions of literature
Where do interpretations come from?
Honoring readers and respecting texts
Multiple perspectives to engage students with literature
Using drama to foster interpretation
Write personal responses
The novel "To kill a mockingbird"
Reading texts on the teaching of literature
Prepare teaching materials