Using Literature in English Language Education: Challenging Reading for 8-18 Year Olds
Editor: Janice Bland
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Book Description: This edited volume explores how literature can be used for teaching literary literacy, creative writing, visual and critical literacy, interculturality and deep reading in school settings where English is the teaching medium. Leading scholars from around the world explore pedagogical principles for ELT, widening children’s and teenagers’ horizons through insightful engagement with texts. From challenging picturebooks for primary and secondary students, to graphic novels, to story apps, film and drama, as well as speculative fiction on provocative topics, recent research on literature education combines with cognitive criticism in the field of children’s, and young adult literature.
University of Wroclaw, Poland
An essential and timely contribution both to ELT and children’s literature studies.
A highly stimulating collection, full of insightful theoretical perspectives that are closely linked to practical teaching examples.
This collection of chapters […] provides comprehensive, in-depth and state-of-the-art insights to literature learning in ELT contexts
University of Vienna
Brings together international experts who show us how CYAL can best be integrated in ELT classrooms.
University of Koblenz and Landau
Bland’s highly stimulating and very readable collection of articles clearly demonstrates the great opportunity to pursue up-to-date curricular and pedagogical objectives through challenging reading. […] A book that is not to be missed!
It is an inspiring read, showing just how well literature fits into the language education paradigm. It is thus likely to be a paradigm-shifting experience for many.
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