Acquisition,Development andimprovement of reading and writing skills to be used in literature.
Target learners This virtual learning object is aimed to English Literature Students (with an advanced level in the Englishlanguage) who are willing to develop and improve their comprehension and production skills: Reading and Writing.
IntroductionBy means of following some basic steps, which lead to a full understanding of a text, reading will be an easier process through which the student will get in contact with the Englishliterature which is one of the main goals of this course.
This steps would be a single path to ease the understanding of a text,beginning with short stories, until getting to fullnovels or famous writing pieces.
Moreover, writing skills will be developed bymeans of having the students write short storiesand poems based on what they have learnt inthe reading process.
Welcome MessageWith a short welcome message the user will be encouraged to access the content of the site.
Are you willing to get in contact with English authors and get to know their astonishing world?
General ObjectiveTo acquire, develop and improve reading and writing skills through small texts of English Literature such as poems and short stories.
Reading Objectives• To learn the vocabulary that is commonly used in literature. • To learn how to understand a complex text by means of analyzing its context.
Writing Objectives • To use the new vocabulary acquired during the reading session in order to write a short story.• To learn how to link ideas with specific linking words which are commonly used in literature.
Why is it important to develop reading and writing skills?In order to know the culture that encloses a language, it is very important for the student to get close to the literature witten in such language. Through novels, short stories and poems the reader will be able to understant the context of the language he is studying.
Pedagogical ModelThe students will create and construct newknowledge by means of writingstories, poems, or argumentative texts.Obviously, those constructs they produce will bebased on previous knowledge which must havebeen acquired from reading English andAmerican authors.
MethodologyReading process:• Every Student will be free to choose an author of his preference.• The student will work on that specific author throughout the semester; reading poems, stories, essays or even novels according to his interests.
MethodologyWriting process:• The student will try to imitate the chosen author writing; he will choose a short text and will produce a similar one based on the structure and the communicative purpose of the author.• The student will write a free text as a final production.
Resources• The main resource we will focus on will be English Literature and its most representative authors and writings. This resources could be divided chronologically, by genres or by countries.
ResourcesDifferent Authors and stories. (Sort bychronological order)Renaissance:*Chivalric/ medieval Romance.*Sir Thomas More.*Henry VIII.*William Shakespeare. XVII/XVIII C. Literature.
ResourcesRomanticism XVIII to XIX C:• Alexander Pope• Lord Byron• Samuel T. Coleridge• William Wordsworth.
ResourcesVictorian Literature XIX C.• Oscar Wilde• Thomas Hardy• Charles Dickens• Edgar Allan Poe• Mark Twain• William Blake
ResourcesXX C Literature: Modernism• T.S. Eliot• Scott Fitzgerald• Ernest Hemingway• D.H. Lawrence• Virginia Wool• William Faulkner
ResourcesEnglish Literature sort by genre:• Chivalric Romance• Elizabethan Literature• Shakespearean Tragedy• Shakespearean Comedy• Shakespearean Poetry• XIX c. Poetry• XIX c. Novel• XX Existentialism• Realism
Activities• Getting to know the blog.• Creating a Profile.• Choosing an author.• Biographical Researching.• Reading Texts.• Imitating authors.• Producing texts.