Peter Hunt in his essay instruction and delight argues that Children literature is the most exciting and vibrant of all literary studies. It is a text from novels to picture books; oral forms to multimedia and internet present a huge challenge.
Also, there is worthy overview of the book. So, it helps me to take novel as per my area of interest. This book is the winner of guardian children’s fiction prize and Booktrust teenage fiction award. It gives clear idea about narrator, other characters and explain many science theory and mathematics formulas. [p.269][p.100] This book is about detective and mystery story, which required more attention in reading.
Behind each movie lies the meaningful aspects and significant features worth noticing. All movies and books can be carefully examined and interpreted. Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor provides a new view on interpreting literature. In the novel, Foster identifies and analyzes common patterns, themes, and motifs found in literature, many of which are also present in Disney’s film, Maleficent. This movie showcases several of his ideas, including quests, flight, geography, and symbolism.
Ajay Kumar Mrs.Mary Smith AP Literature 20 September 2017 How to Read Literature Like a Professor In the book “How to Read Literature Like a Professor”, the author, Thomas Foster, presented many topics and explained them from his point of view. The author’s persistent use of symbolism helps the reader understand each and every topic he explains throughout the book. By using symbolism, the author, Thomas Foster, was able to bring many topics to life that the general public itself wouldn 't even have considered in the first place. In the chapter titled “It’s Greek to me”, the author mentions the tale of Icarus. The tale of Icarus is a great example of symbolism because, the wings that Icarus 's father made for him represented “freedom”.
Throughout my academic career, I have read many books of all genres to get a feel of the literary world and to enhance my reading skills. Ever since I was a young girl, I recall always loving to read any book that I came across and spending my free time doing so. As I got older, my interest slightly decreased but I still enjoy reading fine pieces of literature. I have always preferred to read over write because there’s so much more to learn from other people’s experiences and getting to relate to it as I get deeper into a book. The main challenges I have faced in my literacy journey is being able to express my full thoughts when I write.
In reading and writing corner, there must be some materials being prepared by the educators. For example in the reading areas, book rack, shelf, baskets, variety of books of all genres, magazines, student created books, interactive charts, environment print such as flyers, labels and brochures, comfy seating or pillows, big books, pointers or “funny” fingers, class-made charts, poetry box and posters is a must to prepare for children. Reading corner must be located at the quiet corner, create a warm and inviting atmosphere, display or highlight theme-related books, include reading materials that reflect children’s racial and ethnic backgrounds. Some adding literacy and numeracy in reading corner are provide retelling materials such as flannel cut outs, simple story props and stick puppets, add math concept books, and add simple class graphs for students to graph favourite books. All these must be includes in the reading corner as it helps children to read well and gain the knowledge easily in a comfortable learning environment.
Being able to read and having the ability to comprehend information is one of the most important elements in learning language and literature. Since the 1960’s Theodor Seuss Geisel has been teaching native English speaking children how to read and learn how to grasp English in early childhood. This paper looks at how this acclaimed author can be used not just to teach native languages but that ‘the Doctor’ have the same ability to captivate and teach English as it does with native English speaking children of all ages to Thai children of the same age group. Keywords: Seuss, reading comprehension, phonetics, English, Thailand Developing Reading Comprehension Skills in Young Primary Students using Dr. Seuss Whether it is a story, a contract,
98; Bedel, 2011). Kim’s study (2004) shows that group members in EFL contexts benefited from the extensive opportunities for real spoken output that literature circles provide. Literature circles not only foster literacy skills and intellectual development, but they enable students to value their prior experiences cultural perspectives as well (Kim, 2003). Several studies discuss that Literature circles allow students of diverse backgrounds to explore social and cultural issues through the analysis, discussion, and negotiation of ideas about the world around them (Klassen, 1993; Martinez-Roldan & Lopez-Robertson, 1999/2000; Samway & Whang,
Within literature the students get the chance to learn about other things like, time (century), the setting, people in that time (behavior) and about the general environment. Furthermore literary works include rich linguistic input. It means that literature is a very good source in teaching. Because teaching a language needs many different texts to show some grammar, structures, creating sentence and etc. .
Literature Review A substantial number of language learners agreed that learning vocabulary is the most important part of learning a foreign or second language. As such, the important role that vocabulary knowledge plays in either language learning or reading comprehension could never be overemphasized. The vocabulary size or breadth of vocabulary knowledge, is concerned, numerous studies have been conducted on vocabulary size of a particular group of ESL (English as a second language) or EFL students. Some studies (e.g., [6, 7, 18]) focused on measuring vocabulary size of university students. Other studies (e.g., [9, 10, 19]) investigated the role of vocabulary size in reading comprehension.