ERIC Number: ED345494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Techniques for Presenting the Short Story in the Advanced ESL Classroom.
Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education, v1 n3 p183-190 Fall 1989
Suggestions are made for introducing students, especially those at the college level, to American short stories. An anthology of stories, chronologically presented, is noted as a useful text. Three approaches for presentation include historical sequencing, grouping according to salient elements of fiction, and grouping by theme. Pre-reading activities include discussion of the six elements of fiction (plot, setting, character, point of view, style, theme), author overview, and preparatory questions and vocabulary. Presentation of the story itself is enhanced by variety and enthusiasm, with techniques including reading to students; using a film or video, stories on tape, and theme- or period-related music; role-playing; and having students keep literary journals. Strategies that are especially helpful for a multicultural group are noted, including film use, close-captioning, and use of tapes with texts containing archaic language. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For the journal as a whole, see FL 019 498.