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Teaching Literary Analysis

Teaching Literary Analysis
Literary analysis is a vital stage in the development of students' critical thinking skills. Bloom's Taxonomy illustrates that analysis should come at the fourth level, right after comprehension and application. What this means is that students must be able to understand and describe the text before they are able to analyze its elements. Teaching literary analysis is often a daunting and overwhelming task. After all, it is essentially guiding students slowly through the process of critical thinking and understanding literature. That’s not a simple undertaking. To guide students toward discovering literature all on their own, the steps of this process need to be introduced in a simplified form. 1. Some students need guidance when choosing a topic, but others have ideas that they would like to explore. Characters Themes Literary devices Setting Narrative. 2. The brainstorming process involves mapping out the different aspects of the chosen element. 3. 4. Introduce Evidence Analyze 5.

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Teaching materials: using literature in the EFL/ ESL classroom By Lindsay Clandfield An article discussing ways to use literature in the EFL/ESL classroom. Literature has been a subject of study in many countries at a secondary or tertiary level, but until recently has not been given much emphasis in the EFL/ESL classroom. 4 Useful Tools for Creating Non-traditional Quizzes July 29, 2015 Here are four great web tools for creating online quizzes to share with your students. We have already reviewed these tools in separate posts in the past and some of you might already be familiar with them. However, for those of you who haven't seen them before, these are web-based platforms for creating a wide variety of interactive quizzes. For more choices on quiz making tools, check out this page. 1- FlipQuiz FlipQuiz is a web tool that allows teachers to easily create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom.

Doing language analysis Copyrighted image Credit: Production team It is possible to analyse any stretch of language from a number of perspectives. The three most basic levels of linguistic ‘raw material’ are respectively accent, vocabulary and grammar. For the purposes of this project, our focus is clearly on the choice of words, but it is important to remember that the same piece of evidence can be subjected to various different kinds of analysis.

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