What Is Literature?
If what we read entertains us, speaks to us, or makes us aware of the human condition, then it is literature.
I share my knowledge about teaching literature, gained from 15 years teaching experience.
This book is intended for students of English Language and Literature Teaching.
New and experienced teachers will find it a useful resource also. Informed by theory and practice, it explores current approaches of teaching close reading of complex texts.
It is applicable to instructional settings from middle school to university. It promotes integrated teaching of the four skills. Critical literacy is promoted for engaging with and interpreting literary and informational texts. Readers will have opportunities to engage with poetry, fiction, and informational texts.