COD 2022 - D659

Webinar - Novels in verse: More accessible texts, more emotional texts: a new trend

Primary school and lower secondary school Language and Literature teachers, working towards the training of future candidates of IGCSE, AS or other international exams

1 sessions, start: 07-Feb

Course detail

Year: 2022
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Ms. Susana Fiordalizzi MA, Ms. María Cecilia Pena Koessler MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 2200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 2200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 07 February 2022 10:00 am 11:30 am


Susana Fiordalizzi

Graduate teacher of English from I.N.S.P. en Lenguas Vivas "J. R. Fernández". She did a posgraduate course in English Nineteenth & Twentieth Century Literature at I.E.S. en Lenguas Vivas "J. R. Fernández". She holds an MA degree in Literary Linguistics with the University of Nottingham. She has taught English Literature at IB level. She is currently tenured teacher of Children's Literature at I.E.S. "J. V. González". She has been teaching English Language courses for adolescents and young adults for over twenty years.

María Cecilia Pena Koessler

Graduate Teacher of English at Primary level and at Secondary level from I.E.S en Lenguas Vivas "J. R. Fernández." Postgraduate course in Medieval and Renaissance Literature at I.E.S en Lenguas Vivas "J.R. Fernández." MA in Literary Linguistics (University of Nottingham) and Medieval Studies Master's degree student (UBA). She teaches English Literature I and Children and YA 's Literature at I.S.P. J.V.González and I.E.S. en Lenguas Vivas "J.R. Fernández" Teacher Training Colleges and IGCSE and IB literature at secondary schools. She has participated in research projects on Intercultural Awareness and Border Thery. She has co-authored "Little Stars" pre-primary series and "Our Stories" primary series for Pearson and designed creative writing and literature materials for other series (Pearson and Macmillan).
Primary school and lower secondary school Language and Literature teachers, working towards the training of future candidates of IGCSE, AS or other international exams
- To develop a more sensitive approach to literary texts being used in the classroom.
- To provide teachers with innovative teaching strategies that will allow them to make the most of the novels / poetry used in the Language/Literature class.
- To acquaint teachers with new materials which might be both engaging for students to read and solid preparation for later set exams.
Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming and Elizabeth Acevedo’s Poet X.
As the texts suggested are written in verse, participants will be provided with a handout with relevant extracts (chapter / poems), so as to be able to appreciate linguistic and stylistic features.

The session will be organized in terms of a workshop for participants to enrich their understanding of the texts with contributions from the group. The participants will discuss the target audience for the text, points of entry, textual intervention strategies and intertextual links which can be established with other verbal or visual texts (films, videos,graphic art) .
- Benton, Michael. Secondary Worlds. Buckingham: O.U.P., 1992.
- Lazar, Gillian. Literature and Language Teaching: A guide for Teachers and Trainers.
Glasgow: C.U.P., 1993.
Hall, Geoff. Literature in Language Education. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
- McRae, John. Literature with a small ‘l’. Hong Kong: Macmillan, 1991.
- Falconer, Rachel. The Crossover Novel: Contemporary Children’s Literature and its Adult Readership. New York: Routledge, 2009.
- Vischer Bruns, Cristina. Why Literature? The Value of Literary Reading and What It Means for Teaching. New York: The Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011.
- Wainright, Jeffrey. Poetry: The Basics. New York: Routledge, 2004.
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