ERIC Number: ED316879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Inward Ear: Poetry in the Language Classroom.
Maley, Alan; Duff, Alan
Intended primarily as a practical guide for teachers of English as a foreign language, this book is designed to meet some of the needs which may arise when English teachers work with poetry and offers some practical suggestions for using the book. It is based on the use of poetry in language learning and provides a wide range of activities suitable for students of both language and literature. It may be used as supplementary course material or as the basis for intensive language practice. The material is divided into eight chapters, each illustrating particular ways in which poetry can be used for writing, listening, speaking, and dramatization and adaption. Chapter titles include: (1) Preparing for the Poem; (2) Working into the Poem; (3) Working Out from the Poem; (4) Speaking Poetry; (5) Writing--Using Models; (6) Writing--Words; (7) Writing--Random Association; and (8) Writing--from Experience. Many of the activities involve a combination of skills, and the aim of the activities is to move beyond the mere exercise of skills and become involved in genuine interaction focused on meaning. (MG)
Descriptors: Class Activities, English Curriculum, English (Second Language), Language Skills, Literature Appreciation, Poetry, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th St., New York, NY 10011 (ISBN-0-521-32048-8--hardcover, $34.50; paperback $12.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cambridge Univ. Press (England).
Note: Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers Series.