ERIC Number: ED230053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Choosing Foreign Language Literature in the High School: A Checklist.
Purcell, John M.
The checklist described here was developed for use by secondary school foreign language teachers as an aid in choosing appropriate literature for the program. It is designed primarily for prose literature and contains the following categories: objectives, reading level, interest, controversy, text, time available, and cultural content. Each of these categories is explained in detail and the checklist itself is presented. Considerations a teacher might keep in mind with regard to a particular work are then discussed. These are: (1) consideration of the reading stages or levels which secondary students might be expected to reach; (2) determination of the readability of the literary work under consideration according to the "Lix" readability scale; (3) a determination of the interest the selection might hold; (4) consideration of the content in terms of any controversy it might engender; (5) selection of the text, that is, whether the appropriate text would be unedited, edited with vocabulary and footnotes, excerpts, abridgements, or an adaptation; (6) the amount of class time to be spent on the text; and (7) cultural content. A brief note on choosing and presenting poetry concludes the discussion. (AMH)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Instructional Materials, Literature, Reading Material Selection, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Supplementary Reading Materials
Not available separately; see FL 013 718.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Speak Out and Touch Someone. The OMLTA Yearbook, 1983.