This I believe will make the students feel bored as they need to be injected with fun ways of learning literature. Besides, some of the teachers even use the first language to do the explanations. This is definitely not going to help the students. Based on my observation at school, there is no doubt that some of the teachers focus only on the literary texts for its pronunciation and vocabularies when teaching. Learning and teaching literature are actually more to that.
Engaging students in reading has always been and might always be a hard task if educators and parents do not seek to find ways to engage the minds of the children. If that is not done then children grow up with a pre-conceive notion about reading which would make it harder for them to read a book on their own, like reading or even see the value of it. Unfortunately, I can say that I was a student who never liked reading, who never saw the value of it and rather watch a movie based on book than read it but I can proudly say that I no longer share those views of my younger self and I do see the value and benefits of reading and appreciate it much more. As a prospective teacher, I try to identify strategies and activities that would foster students
Being one of the largest humanities subjects, literature should be valued, as well as, studied to embrace the true philosophy that is provided. Literature cultivates an improbable amount of abilities that make it an indispensable part of education (The Value of Literary Study). Studying literature involves reading, thinking, writing and analyzing, and while stimulating those abilities, general empathy and sophistication in vocabulary increase. Literature not only provides pleasure and relaxation, but it builds experience for further comprehension in other academic areas. History and literature are inextricably intertwined (Why Study Literature par.
This has lead many to ask, what is the point of the classics in this modern world? This is exactly the question that Italian writer Italo Calvino attempts to answer in his essay, ‘Why Read the Classics’. In the essay, Calvino writes about the classics and their importance to the modern world, such as the ability to think critically. I agree with Calvino that the classics are meant to make us think. The term classic is much disputed as many hold different ideas of what a classic is or is not.
As a result, there is a lot we can learn from studying classics irrespective of whether or not they are African. One would become familiar with much of the world's art and history and one's education would be better-rounded if we follow the principles and ideas set out by Kwapong and Lambert. This is how I think ideas can influence and raise the aspiration of education to greater
She believes that English classes in schools lack in giving the students literature that deems appropriate for their age. Prose hopes that eventually an end to having the students read literature that remains irrelevant to them will prevail. Prose successfully persuades her readers that high school English classes lack when it comes to teaching literature. She pushes the thought that educated novels and classic literature prevail
High school students, especially the marginalized, should read Shakespeare’s plays to engage the mind, to relate to those plays, and to learn to move through life more effectively. Heads resting against the desk and calm, even breathing lead people to believe Shakespeare’s plays all contain tedious storylines and plots; on the contrary, the brain thinks
One solution to many problems with Classic books is to truly see how many there are. While most taught classics may be lacking in diversity, there are a copious amount of classics by a diverse range of writers that have not been taught. Examples are the fables of Vishnu Sarma, or the compilation of Japanese classics beginning in the ninth century made by Donald Keene. Diverse classics do exist, but curriculums rarely add many of them. Teachers can add and change classics to learn about the beginnings of different cultures and writing
It is used as a tool for language acquisition, communication, sharing information and ideas. Reading requires critical analysis, understanding and creativity. There are now many forms of media - magazines, leaflets, ebooks - available for someone wanting to indulge in reading. While some may argue that Eliot’s claim about books is outdated, there are many reasons why reading as a pastime is still important in this new media era. Even now, reading is still one of the cheapest forms of entertainment and leisure that benefits readers; through reading, one may gain knowledge and information and simultaneously strengthen his command of language Reading allows the freedom of creative and analytical thinking.
Shakespeare’s writing is not from modern times it throws you back in time and it’s difficult to understand. It also doesn’t teach us any lessons besides learning the past which isn’t helpful today. Therefore I don’t think Shakespeare should be taught in high school. It’s easier to learn from something you understand, Shakespeare’s writing makes it difficult to do so. Supporting my claim according to Jennifer Zeppa, “Shakespeare is confusing, fiction, old, and