• To acquaint teachers with new texts to be used in the Language/Literature classroom.
• To provide teachers with innovative teaching strategies that will allow them to make the most of the novels in preparation for future IGCSE ones.
• To acquaint teachers with new materials which might be both engaging for students to read and solid preparation for later set exams (IGCSE)
Participants will be provided with a handout with extracts of relevant parts in the text so as to be able to appreciate linguistic and stylistic features in the text, as well as work towards the creation of activities to use in the class.
NO PREVIOUS READING OF MATERIAL IS REQUIRED
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.
• 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.
• Barone, Diane. Children’s Literature in the Classroom: Engaging Lifelong Readers. New York: The Guilford Press, 2011.
• 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.
• Nuttall, Christine. Teaching Reading Skills in a Foreign Language, Oxford, Macmillan Heinemann,
• Matulka, Denise. A Picture Book Primer: Understanding and Using Picture Books. Westport: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.
• Saraceni. Mario. The Language of Comics. London: Routledge, 2003.
• Vischer Bruns, Cristina. Why Literature? The Value of Literary Reading and What It Means for Teaching. New York: The Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011.