ERIC Number: ED283388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Incorporating Literature in ESL Instruction. Language in Education: Theory and Practice, No. 66.
A guide to the use of literature to teach English as a second language (ESL) begins with a discussion of the role of literature in ESL and the rationale for using it. Subsequent chapters discuss specific issues in using poetry and short stories in the ESL classroom, including the benefits, main aspects of the genres, points of entry, instructional principles and techniques, material selection strategies, and classroom activities to accompany discussion. Two final chapters review the place of literature in ESL instruction and provide guidelines for selecting and editing literary works. Reference and resource lists are also included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Course Content, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Media Selection, Poetry, Second Language Instruction, Short Stories, Thematic Approach
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Book Distribution Center, Route 59 at Brook Mill Drive, West Nyack, NY 10994 ($9.33).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.