ERIC Number: EJ863108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Bridging the Gap: A Literacy-Oriented Approach to Teaching the Graphic Novel "Der erste Fruhling"
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v42 n2 p152-161 Fall 2009
This article examines the phenomenon of graphic novels generally, and in particular, their utility in second-language contexts via the example of the graphic adaptation of Klaus Kordoris "Der erste Fruhling." This text lends itself especially to bridging thematic gaps in 20th-century German literature courses, as well as the "language/literature divide," which is a current topic in language pedagogy. The article provides specific classroom techniques, in-class tasks, and writing assignments that will accommodate the varying student proficiency levels that often challenge instructors in second- and third-year college German courses.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Writing Assignments, German, Second Language Instruction, Novels, Teaching Methods, German Literature, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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