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Language arts


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Language arts

  1. 2. <ul><li>What is Language Arts? </li></ul><ul><li>- Using Literature to teach English components such as reading, writing, listening & speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Why use Language Arts? </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for EL teachers to promote an interest in Literature in its various forms: prose, poetry, drama and novels. </li></ul><ul><li>With an exposure to Literature, students might be </li></ul><ul><li>encouraged to explore different genres on their own. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop students’ critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Expose students to different themes /cultural aspects which are lacking in conventional English texts. </li></ul><ul><li>Broadens the sense of language to more than practical use </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Re-ordering of text which has been scrambled </li></ul><ul><li>Student-centred </li></ul><ul><li>Close-reading (Language) </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulates learner-learner interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Beginnings and Ending </li></ul><ul><li>Text and Titles </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Criticism against Lang Arts </li></ul><ul><li>In Singapore, adapting a Lang/Lit approach can be seen as a means to merely pass over Literature as a subject. </li></ul><ul><li>The approaches do not really encourage the appreciation of the literary materials on its own. </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve meaningful learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement with the text given? </li></ul><ul><li>Understand flow of poetic discourse? </li></ul>