ERIC Number: ED420999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
New Ways of Using Drama and Literature in Language Teaching. New Ways in TESOL Series II. Innovative Classroom Techniques.
Whiteson, Valerie, Ed.
The guide contains original and innovative ways to use literature in the second language classroom. The lesson ideas, contributed by teachers, are intended for varied age levels, from young children to graduate students, and come from teachers in all parts of the world. The ideas are divided into four chapters: "Prose"; "Poetry"; "Drama"; and "Mixed Bag," or a combination of two or more genres. Chapters address literature published all over the world, past and current. For each selection, the instructional level is designated, as is the age level in some cases. The ideas include games, storytelling, cooperative and individual projects, reading activities, performances, writing assignments, role-plays, and oral exercises. Most contain references for additional reading. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Difficulty Level, Drama, Dramatics, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Literature Appreciation, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.