Developing Reading Skills in the Literature Classroom

Developing Reading Skills in the Literature Classroom

Date & Time

12 August 2015, 00:00 - 11 November 2015, 00:00

Venue

Academy of Singapore Teachers, 2 Malan Road, Singapore 109433

Department

Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL)

Events Details

This course introduces teachers to reading strategies offered by contemporary literary-critical approaches. These may include raising awareness of a text's ideological situatedness; its constructions of identities and its intertextualities; its historical contexts; and a critical awareness of form - for example, of the meaning effects of certain modes of narration and of gaps and elisions in texts. Consideration will be given to how such reading skills complement a Language Arts approach to studying English language and Literature in English. The course also examines ways of engaging such strategies in the Literature classroom.

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