Thursday, August 18, 2011

Literature Classes

Annotated Research

Question: What happens in literature classes?

Answer: “The majority of time in class was spent on comprehension and on the learning of literary terms and concepts.” DA Zancanella. 1989. P. 442.

Comment: But how was comprehension taught? I’m a strong believer in beginning by asking students about what they did not understand or what they have questions about. I would only use the textbook’s questions or my questions, if the students did not raise the issue in their questions. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Russel K Durst and James D Marshall, eds. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1989), 424-442.

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