ERIC Number: ED248518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Making a Literature Methods Course "Realistic."
Lewis, William J.
Recognizing that it can be a challenge to make an undergraduate literature methods course realistic, a methods instructor at a Michigan university has developed three major and several minor activities that have proven effective in preparing pre-student teachers for the "real world" of teaching and, at the same time, have been challenging and enjoyable for the students. The three major assignments include: (1) analyzing a current textbook suitable for use in a secondary school classroom; (2) writing a lesson plan, teaching it to a small group of fellow students, videotaping it, and analyzing teaching abilities; and (3) preparing a learning activity packet. The minor assignments include writing reviews of professional journal articles, preparing interpretive readings on audio tapes of poems appropriate for use in the secondary school classroom, and conducting biographical research by adopting a "Zodiac Pal." (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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