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Teaching Literature in a foreign is difficult because students in Ecuador do not like reading, here I present some techniques for hving nice Literature classes

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Literature

  1. 1.  English Teachers need some help when using literary texts to make students understand them. Literature is interesting and fruitful. Literature has to do with culture and history of a place or a group of people. Literature is full of different forms of language. Literature has recorded changes of language.
  2. 2.  Observation. Interactive activities. Writings. Portfolio with all the activities. The use of dictionary.
  3. 3.  According to Merriam- Webster literature is defined as the body of written works produced in a particular language, country, or age; the body of writings on a particular subject: printed matter. Longman defines “Literature as Language” because Literature consists of certain rather specialized forms, selections and collections of language.
  4. 4. Literature as subject and discipline Literature as text Literature as discourse
  5. 5. Personal Enrichment Language-Based Content-BasedProgress as individuals Vocabulary Socio-culturalthrough reading attitudes.Literature for life Language Text is regarded asapproach manipulation finished product.Learner-centred Student-centred Associated withapproach. methodology. teacher-centred approach
  6. 6. What is Vocabulary? Free Dictionary defines it as “All the words of a language and as the sum of words used by, understood by, or at the command of a particular person or group.” Kari Miller in her article EFL Vocabulary Teaching Tips affirms that “Vocabulary is a key element in the second language class. While grammar is important for meaning, without vocabulary no message is conveyed.”
  7. 7. French Allen: “It is more important to teach How words work in a sentence rather than teaching their meaning” Commands in vocabulary Using real objects Drawing attention to the meanings Showing the meaning of words A look at the textbook Creating a sense of need for a word
  8. 8.  Pre-text Working with texts Pictures and mimes Word sets Dictionary exercises and word games Revision exercises
  9. 9. Consists of: Vocabulary selection Comprehension Variety of vocabulary Fluency
  10. 10. VOCABULARY PRE-TESTNAME: ______________________ LEVEL: 7TH ______DATE: ______________________Read the story OWEN’S BIG SHOW and develop the test.1. VOCABULARY SELECTIONCircle the answer that best defines the bold word.Slow down, Owen, and stay calm, said Sara. Don‟t Fret!to be anxious or worriedto be afraid or fearfulto be intelligent or smart2. COMPREHENSION2. Choose the best word from the box that completes the sentence or phrase.Came up hollow bubbles rose upI like to have _________________ in my bath since they are funny.3. VARIETY OF VOCABULARY3. Use your own words to paraphrase the sentences or phrases.Owen had a problem – a big one.________________________________________________________Write the synonyms for the following words:Bench _______________4. FLUENCYBased on the pictures underneath answer the following questions.Listen to the question and point out the object in picture 1.Where is the bird? ______________________________________________________Tell what you see in picture 1What can you see in the wheelbarrow?______________________________
  11. 11. Name:........................ Level:....................................Name: ___ level: ________ Incomplete sentencesRead chapter 14 and develop the Read chapter 3. Then complete the following sentences. Jungle poems by using words that Jane would like Dr Lloyd to stay with her because she best describe each of the following felt................. and ...................... while he was characters there. The next day Jane felt ................... and ..................... Silent .............. kept running down my faceJ______________________ Bessie offered Jane a ................. cake but she couldA______________________ not eat it. She brought me my .................. book but she could not read it.N______________________ When doctor asked Jane what she was crying. JaneE______________________ answered. „I am crying because I feel ...................‟ Dr. Lloyd questioned Jane about the red room incident. He asked her what other things madeM_____________________ her ......................R______________________ Jane was listening Dr Lloyds and Mrs Reed conversation. She learned something of herR______________________ family history. Her father had been a ............O _____________________ clergyman.C _____________________ Bessie was moved by the Jane‟ story and said: „............ Jane. We must pity her. Miss Abbot‟H _____________________ Miss Abbot replied to Bessie comment. „If Miss JaneE _____________________ were a ............. ........... child like Miss GeorgianaS _____________________ with her ....................... hair and ............. eyes. one might feel ................ for her.T _____________________E _____________________ Write the words belowR _____________________ __________ __________ __________ ___________ __________ __________ _________ ___________ __________ _________ __________ ___________ __________ _________ __________ __________
  12. 12. Name: _________________ Date: _______________ROMEO AND JULIET ACT VComplete the crossword below with the words from the text. ACROSSExtreme joy..........................Ragged. Joy........................Stuffed (with food).......................Cover for a daggerCovered in blue fungus. going bad...................Health-giving drink..............................Scatter small drops of liquid......................... DOWNPut a stop to. make difficult.......................Small piece of food.........................Evil. Harm...........................Very poor............................Arms and legs...........................Bone of the head. Cranium ............................
  13. 13.  Share the activities with other teachers Select appropriate texts that meet students‟ expectations. Design activities that motivate Ss. Make the reading process easier. Teachers should help Ss to become part of the process when selecting and preparing activities.
  14. 14.  ltoro@pucesa.edu.ec

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