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ERIC Number: ED473496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Towards Responsive Teaching and Learning of the "Odyssey": Suggested Lesson Plans and Activities.
Seranis, Panos
This booklet presents lesson plans and activities that were used in a study exploring the reader response patterns produced by Year 12 students from three different schools to the teaching of classical literature in translation. The emphasis is placed on their reading and reacting to the Homeric "Odyssey." Lesson plans and activities using reader response techniques were provided to the teachers and personal reading journals were distributed to all students participating in the study. Although designed with British students in mind, the resources could be adapted for use in other countries. The main aim of the reading journals was to enable students to record their personal responses to the passages studied in the classroom. The lesson plans set out reading programs that promote an autonomous reading based on the experiences and expectations of individuals. Since students need time to interact with the text to be able to articulate their initial response to it, students were given time in the observed lessons to reflect on their own encounters with the text. Students also discussed their observations in small groups of up to five students, and then discussed group choices with the entire class. The lesson plans include exercises involving three variations of a prediction exercise: prediction alternatives; student's own predictions; and generic descriptive labels. (Contains 10 references.) (PM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A