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ERIC Number: ED016984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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A SELECTED ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE FOR TESOL. PART I--THE NOVEL.
HARRIS, ALLAN C.; HARRIS, ARNA S.
THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY, LISTING THE WORKS OF 45 AMERICAN NOVELISTS, HAS BEEN PREPARED TO HELP TEACHERS OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE SELECT APPROPRIATE READING MATERIAL EASILY. BECAUSE THE AUTHORS ARE CONCERNED WITH AMERICAN ENGLISH, THE SELECTIONS INCLUDE AMERICAN WRITERS ONLY, WITH SETTINGS IN THE UNITED STATES. THE WORKS OF CERTAIN WELL-KNOWN NOVELISTS ARE NOT INCLUDED BECAUSE OF THEIR LENGTH OR UNIQUENESS OF STYLE. FIVE KINDS OF INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED ABOUT EACH WORK--(1) THE CHRONOLOGICAL PERIOD OF THE WORK, (2) THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA IN WHICH THE WORK IS SET, (3) THE TYPE OF LIFE DESCRIBED, (4) THE SOCIAL STRATIFICATION, AND (5) THE MAJOR THEMES OR CULTURAL POINTS TO BE EMPHASIZED WITHIN THE WORK (SUCH AS HISTORICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL, AND FAMILIAL). IN ADDITION, EACH WORK HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO A LEVEL ACCORDING TO THE DIFFICULTY OF VOCABULARY USAGE--(A) LOW INTERMEDIATE, APPROXIMATELY 750-1,000 WORDS, (B) INTERMEDIATE, APPROXIMATELY 1,000-2,000 WORDS, (C) HIGH INTERMEDIATE, APPROXIMATELY 2,000-3,000 WORDS, (D) LOW ADVANCED, APPROXIMATELY 3,000-4,000 WORDS, AND (E) ADVANCED, APPROXIMATELY 4,000 WORDS OR MORE. THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY APPEARS IN "TESOL QUARTERLY," VOLUME 1, NUMBER 3, SEPTEMBER 1967, PUBLISHED BY TESOL, INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20007. (AMM)
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Identifiers: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages