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ERIC Number: EJ831728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-062X
Reading Kastner's "Emil und die Detektive" in the Context of a Literacy-Oriented Curriculum
Redmann, Jennifer
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v41 n1 p72-81 Spr 2008
The focus in many language curricula is shifting from "four skills" to "literacy." In a literacy-oriented curriculum, texts stand at the center of every course at every level. Teachers introduce content through texts early in the language learning process, assist even advanced students with the challenges of reading and writing in German, and help learners make connections at every level between texts, language, and culture. This article describes approaches and offers materials for teaching a classic German children's novel, Erich Kastner's "Emilunddie Detektive" (1929), in the second year of a literacy-oriented curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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