Literature For the English Classroom, Second Edition
Bringing together enthusiastic and experienced scholars from Norway and the UK, this book (now in its second edition) sets out to provide an informative and accessible bridge between excellent contemporary English language literature and teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). New perspectives in the fully updated second edition include extensive attention to LK20 curriculum competence aims. Four newly commissioned chapters cover global English and diversity, digital literature, reading approaches for all, and active engagement with poetry. This book amply meets the needs of the English teacher training and school curriculum. Literature for children and young adults remains a main focus, including new genres, such as graphic novels, digital texts and experimental picture books. Texts suggested represent a wide range of English-speaking countries and communities. A wide range of options and thoughtful guidance on choosing and analysing appropriate and exciting material for classroom use are offered. All 10 chapters combine up-to-date theoretical and applied research-based insights with practical and adaptable pedagogic activities. A variety of approaches, including differentiation and online tasks, are suggested in every chapter, to help meet the multiple demands on classroom teachers of English. Creative active learning approaches include examples of outdoor learning activities, drama projects and text co-creation. Multi-modal texts and resources are featured. Balancing presentation of contemporary literary genres and adaptations, including film, with poetry, novels, and Shakespeare, this book will be essential reading for teacher training students of English and TEFL teachers at all levels in the school system.
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