English Methods Students Responses to Schools of Literary Criticism.Report as inadecuate

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This class activity sought to help English methods teachers in training to gain a better understanding about the spectrum of beliefs concerning of teaching English literature in secondary schools. The activity in this study asks the student as an intending secondary English language arts teacher to watch two video recordings of the "Once more into the breach, dear friends

." speech from Shakespeare's "Henry V" (Olivier's 1944 and Branagh's 1989 adaptations) and to respond to passages written by critics belonging to various schools of literary criticism in terms of the student's judgment of the usefulness of the approach in his/her classroom. Eleven terms and tropes are listed, and the student is asked to rate his/her familiarity with each term and his/her readiness to use it in teaching English. Each student is asked to complete the questionnaire, and the substance will be discussed in class. All information and questionnaire sections (six parts) needed to complete the study are provided in this paper--passages from "Henry V," material from the various critics, and explanation of the activity. (NKA)

Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Class Activities, Critical Theory, English Literature, Instructional Effectiveness, Literary Criticism, Methods Teachers, Secondary Education

Author: Allingham, Philip V.; Belanger, Joe; Werner, Walt; Davison, Bill

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10092&id=ED461902

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