Learning about Fiction

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Consulting Editor: Gail Saunders-Smith, PhD. Front Cover.

Author: Martha E. H. Rustad

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781491405789

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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If a boy flies or a dog goes to school, you're reading fiction. How else do you know? Quick, fun examples help you understand the make believe of fiction.

Improving Workplace Learning by Teaching Literature

This book investigates the integration of literary writing into work based or business writing.

Author: Christine Angela Eastman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319290287

Category: Education

Page: 117

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This book investigates the integration of literary writing into work based or business writing. It proposes ways of how to help people with considerable work experience use literature to engage with the problems they face in their work. Many people like to read for pleasure, but their skills in reading could always be improved. This book makes an original contribution to the fields of education, work based learning and business by encouraging students to explore history, memoir, fiction, and non-fiction to model their own writing and widen their knowledge beyond the work place and their customary reading. Inside are onsite experiments with fiction and non-fiction prose that show how people in the workplace respond and grow from contact with significant literature and culture that relates broadly to their work. As a Coaching Master’s student observes: “I have not been a prolific reader. It has been a weakness and a gap. I have probably read more in the last year [during the project course] than I have read in the past twenty years. So that says something. My ability to attend to what in a book has weight or relevance has markedly improved. In the past I banked largely on my opinions because not being a prolific reader, I had to. It can be incredibly empowering to see that there are so many assets outside of my own mind. When something comes up now, I tend to weigh it. I am more specific about how I use words.”

Reading for Learning

How does fiction enhance young people's sense of self-hood? Supported by cognitive psychology and brain research, this ground-breaking book is the first study of young readers' cognitive and emotional engagement with fiction.

Author: Maria Nikolajeva

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027269959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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How does reading fiction affect young people? How can they transfer fictional experience into real life? Why do they care about fictional characters? How does fiction enhance young people's sense of self-hood? Supported by cognitive psychology and brain research, this ground-breaking book is the first study of young readers' cognitive and emotional engagement with fiction. It explores how fiction stimulates perception, attention, imagination and other cognitive activity, and opens radically new ways of thinking about literature for young readers. Examining a wide range of texts for a young audience, from picturebooks to young adult novels, the combination of cognitive criticism and children’s literature theory also offers significant insights for literary studies beyond the scope of children’s fiction. An important milestone in cognitive criticism, the book provides convincing evidence that reading fiction is indispensable for young people’s intellectual, emotional and social maturation.

New Approaches to Literature for Language Learning

This book unpacks recent changes in the landscape of literature and language teaching, and aims to find new explanations for the altered relationships between readers and writers, the democratisation of authorship, and the emergence of new ...

Author: Jeneen Naji

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030152567

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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This book unpacks recent changes in the landscape of literature and language teaching, and aims to find new explanations for the altered relationships between readers and writers, the democratisation of authorship, and the emergence of new ways of using language. By examining topics as various as literature and technology, multimodality, and new Englishes, the authors take a fresh look at the use of literature as a tool in the teaching of English to second-language speakers. More than simply a way of teaching aesthetic and ethical values and rhetorical skills, they argue that literature can also be used to help students to critically evaluate assumptions about society, culture and power which underpin the production and reception of texts. The book relates theories of language acquisition and literary criticism to examples of literary texts from a wide range of global literature in English, and discusses new ways of engaging with it, such as transmedia story telling, book blogs and slam poetry. It will be of interest to language teachers and teacher trainers, and to students and scholars of applied linguistics, TESOL, and digital literacies.

Short Stories in Danish for Beginners

Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages, these eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading. What does this book give you?

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529303124

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young adult and adult intermediate learners of Danish. "Olly's top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers Short Stories in Danish for Beginners has been written especially for learners from beginner to low-intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, a feeling of progress and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages, these eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading. What does this book give you? - Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary - Controlled language at your level to help you progress confidently - Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way - Realistic spoken dialogues to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability - Beautiful illustrations accompanying each story, to set the scene and support your understanding - Pleasure! Research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!' Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including: - A glossary for bolded words in each chapter - Full plot summary - A bilingual word list - Comprehension questions after each chapter. As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Danish for Beginners will make learning Danish easy and enjoyable.

Short Stories in English for Beginners

What does this book give you? · Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making learning fun, while you gain a wide range of new vocabulary · Controlled language at your level ...

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473683563

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

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An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners. "I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers Short Stories in English for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when listening. What does this book give you? · Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making learning fun, while you gain a wide range of new vocabulary · Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently · Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability · Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying listening in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!' · Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories will entertain you, while at the same time allowing you to benefit from an improved range of vocabulary and a better grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in English for Beginners will make learning English easy and enjoyable.

Learning About the Holocaust

We Learn from Stories Historical Fiction Fiction cannot recite the numbing
numbers , but it can be that witness , that memory . A storyteller can attempt to tell
the human tale , can make a galaxy out of the chaos , can point to the fact that
some ...

Author: Elaine C. Stephens

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018261367

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 198

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Provides annotated lists of materials on the Holocaust for both elementary and secondary schools

Why Reading Literature in School Still Matters

Why Reading Literature in School Still Matters: Imagination, Interpretation, Insight : *provides an overview of theories of human learning that influence beliefs about language, culture, and identity; *shows how these theories of learning ...

Author: Dennis J. Sumara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135634643

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Why Reading Literature in School Still Matters: Imagination, Interpretation, Insight explains how a reader's involvement with literary texts can create conditions for developing deep insight into human experience, and how teachers can develop these interpretive possibilities in school contexts. Developed from the author's many years of research, this book offers both a theoretical framework that draws from an interdisciplinary array of sources and many compelling and insightful examples of literary engagement of child, adolescent, and adult readers, as well as practical advice for teachers and other readers about how to create interesting and expansive sites for interpretation that are personally rewarding and productive. Why Reading Literature in School Still Matters: Imagination, Interpretation, Insight : *provides an overview of theories of human learning that influence beliefs about language, culture, and identity; *shows how these theories of learning influence beliefs about and practices of reading and interpretation; *introduces new ways to conceptualize reading that emphasize the relationship between individual and collective identities and language/literacy practices; *explains why access to information does not guarantee that understanding and/or insight will occur--by emphasizing the importance of "re-reading" and "close reading" this text shows that development of deep insight depends on interpretation skills that must be taught; and *presents a reconceptualized view of reading pedagogy. This is an essential text for education courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and a must read for teachers and for anyone interested in more deeply understanding how literary works of art can create conditions for learning about oneself, one's situation, and one's possibilities.

Learning to Write Fiction from the Masters

Uses examples from the works of great writers from the past and present to demonstrate essential tools of storytelling, including how to begin and end a story, structure a plot, create memorable characters, write dialogue, and depict ...

Author: Barnaby Conrad

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 0452276578

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

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Uses examples from the works of great writers from the past and present to demonstrate essential tools of storytelling, including how to begin and end a story, structure a plot, create memorable characters, write dialogue, and depict settings and action

Student Fiction Writing in the Literature Classroom

But , you have got to make your audience see that it is worth their nonexistent
modern time to read your paper even if they never read the fiction about which
you speak . Why does this matter to me so much ? I want you to study , for
example ...

Author: Pamela Vasquez Kim

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050824658

Category:

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Learning about Fiction

If a boy flies or a dog goes to school, you're reading fiction. How else do you know? Quick, fun examples help you understand the make-believe of fiction.

Author: Martha Elizabeth Hillman Rustad

Publisher: Pebble Plus

ISBN: 1491406127

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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If a boy flies or a dog goes to school, you're reading fiction. How else do you know? Quick, fun examples help you understand the make-believe of fiction.

The Pocket Instructor Literature

The first comprehensive collection of hands-on exercises that bring active learning to the literature classroom This is the first comprehensive collection of hands-on, active learning exercises for the college literature classroom, offering ...

Author: Diana Fuss

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691157146

Category: Education

Page: 384

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The first comprehensive collection of hands-on exercises that bring active learning to the literature classroom This is the first comprehensive collection of hands-on, active learning exercises for the college literature classroom, offering ideas and inspiration for new and veteran teachers alike. These 101 surefire lesson plans present creative and interactive activities to get all your students talking and learning, from the first class to final review. Whether you are teaching majors or nonmajors, genres or periods, canonical or noncanonical literature, medieval verse or the graphic novel, this volume provides practical and flexible exercises for creating memorable learning experiences. Help students learn more and retain that knowledge longer by teaching them how to question, debate, annotate, imitate, write, draw, map, stage, or perform. These user-friendly exercises feature clear and concise step-by-step instructions, and each exercise is followed by helpful teaching tips and descriptions of the exercise in action. All encourage collaborative learning and many are adaptable to different class sizes or course levels. A collection of successful approaches for teaching fiction, poetry, and drama and their historical, cultural, and literary contexts, this indispensable book showcases the tried and true alongside the fresh and innovative. 101 creative classroom exercises for teaching literature Exercises contributed by experienced teachers at a wide range of colleges and universities Step-by-step instructions and teaching tips for each exercise Extensive introduction on the benefits of bringing active learning to the literature classroom Cross-references for finding further exercises and to aid course planning Index of literary authors, works, and related topics

Scientific Approaches to Literature in Learning Environments

Scientific Approaches to Literature in Learning Environments is not just about what takes place in literary classrooms. Settings do have a strong influence on student learning both directly and indirectly.

Author: Michael Burke

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027267252

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 309

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Scientific Approaches to Literature in Learning Environments is not just about what takes place in literary classrooms. Settings do have a strong influence on student learning both directly and indirectly. These spaces may include the home, the workplace, science centers, libraries, that is, contexts that entail diverse social, physical, psychological, and pedagogical variables that facilitate learning, for example, by grouping desks in specific ways, utilizing audio, visual, and digital technologies. Scientific Approaches to Literature in Learning Environments puts together a series of empirical research studies on the different locations of teaching and learning. These studies represent literary learning environment throughout the world, including Brazil, the USA, China, Canada, Japan and several European countries such as the Netherlands, Ukraine, the UK and Malta. The studies reported describe quantitative and/or qualitative research and cover pre-primary, primary, high school, college, university, and lifelong learning environments. They refresh the enigmatic ambience that often surrounds the teaching and learning that goes on in literary studies and offer transparent, useful and replicable research and practice. Students and teachers alike are encouraged to take them and own them.

Modern Fiction about School Teaching

They are born into a world full of stories , their lives are stories and so are their
deaths . ... For instance , Elliott Landau , Sherrie Epstein , and Ann Stone address
the role fiction can play in learning about child development : The art of literature
 ...

Author: Jay S. Blanchard

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:49015002789676

Category: Education

Page: 333

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'This is an exceedingly engaging story that allows the reader to see...into the wishful mind of a teacher who has no satisfactory answers for his children, but instead fabricates a scenario that might actually help explain why 'life is that which gives meaning to life.''--Dr. Robert Donmoyer, The Ohio State University

Short Stories in Brazilian Portuguese for Beginners

Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages, these eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading. What does this book give you?

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529302813

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

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An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners of Brazilian Portuguese. "Olly's top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers Short Stories in Brazilian Portuguese for Beginners has been written especially for students from high-beginner to low-intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, a feeling of progress and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages, these eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading. What does this book give you? - Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary - Controlled language at your level to help you progress confidently - Realistic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability - Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way - Beautiful illustrations accompanying each story, to set the scene and support your understanding - Pleasure! Research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!' Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including: - A glossary for bolded words in each chapter - Full plot summary - A bilingual word list - Comprehension questions after each chapter. As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Brazilian Portuguese for Beginners will make learning Brazilian Portuguese easy and enjoyable.

Short Stories in French for Beginners

What does this book give you? · Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary · Controlled language at your level ...

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1473683432

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 252

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An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners. "I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers Short Stories in French for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when reading. What does this book give you? · Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary · Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently · Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability · Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!' · Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including · A glossary for bolded words in each text · A bilingual word list · Full plot summary · Comprehension questions after each chapter. As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in French for Beginners will make learning French easy and enjoyable.

Outside the Box

This new collection in the style of 2019 ELTon finalist, Stories Without End, focuses on sci-fi/fantasy stories. What’s new in this collection is: 15 long, finished stories to accompany 15 of the story prompts.

Author: Taylor Sapp

Publisher: Alphabet Publishing

ISBN: 9781948492782

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Get students engaged in reading and writing with story prompts that are a bit outside the box 35 new unfinished story prompts from award-winning author Taylor Sapp. This new collection in the style of 2019 ELTon finalist, Stories Without End, focuses on sci-fi/fantasy stories. What’s new in this collection is: 15 long, finished stories to accompany 15 of the story prompts. Use these as inspiration or have students read them as literature in their own right! Help students explore interesting topics and relevant social issues though the lens of fiction. Example stories include: A genie offers three wishes, but there are rules A smartphone with an amazing new feature. What is it? A sleep demon that punishes students who fall asleep in class A woman discovers her pets can talk and they have something to tell her A world where everyone interacts through virtual reality, never actually leaving home Bio-engineered babies have become the norm and this couple just won a free psychic baby! A story about a haunted apartment. But the rent is so cheap! What did they really find in Pandora’s Box?