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Teaching Literature in the Languages

By Kimberly A. Nance, Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 29, 2009


Intended for current and future foreign language teaching professionals, volumes in the Theory and Practice in Second Language Classroom Instruction series examine issues in teaching and learning in language classrooms. The topics selected and the discussions of them draw in principled ways on theory and practice in a range of fields, including second language acquisition, foreign language education, educational policy, language policy, linguistics, and other areas of applied linguistics.  Teaching Literature in the Languages delves into the various aspects of teaching literature successfully from planning to engaging students. 

Table of Contents

Unit One        Classroom and cultural contexts for the teaching of literature


1  Why should language students study literature?

2  What do language students bring to the literature classroom?  Knowledge, skills, attitudes, and expectations

3  What do teachers bring to literature classes in the languages?  Knowledge, skills, attitudes, and expectations


Unit Two        Expanding the community of readers: Promoting engagement in second language literature classes


4  Terms of engagement in the literature classroom: Practice and theory

5  Assembling the tools: Equipping students to read literary texts

6  Coming to terms with the literary text: Reading for engagement

7  From literary analysis and argument toward independent reading

8  Composing and conducting a class: Ethics and mechanics


Unit Three      Larger contexts and long range planning


9  Literature in the language curriculum: Structures and articulation

10 Accountability and engagement: Grading, evaluation, and assessment

11 Preparation and support for literature teachers


Appendix :   Sample syllabi, assignment sheets, course handouts and exam questions


Teaching Literature in the Languages

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