Methods/Ideas

LAE 6389 Practice in Teaching Literature

(The following list was generated through class discussion – Spring 2004.)

 

Beginning of Class

Student Favorites: Students give names of favorite authors and/or favorite books by way of introductions to each other.

            Introductory Essay: “Why do WE read?’ / “Why do YOU read?”

 

Class Discussion

Fishbowl Discussion: Inner circle of students discusses while Outer circle observes.  Rotate occasionally.

            Lecture

 

Writing/Analysis

Building Paper: several short papers that combine to make one large paper at the end of the term.

Model Papers: Provide students with papers modeling the kinds of writing required of them.

 

Reading/Comprehension

            Group Dramatic Reading: Groups read a selection of the text out loud.

 

Fiction

 

Nonfiction

 

Poetry

Close Exposition of Text: Students read one or two lines, provide precise summary, technical features, & interpretation.

 

Genres

 

Technical Terms

 

Criticism

 

Research

 

Evaluation

Reading Quiz: Students submit page number of reading.  Grade based on percentage of assignment completed.

            Student Portfolio: Collection of student’s work through the course of the class.