Monday, January 2, 2012

Previewing Assigned Reading

Question: How can students be persuaded to read assigned literary works?

Answer: Students read an assigned work and review it. They answer the question, “What do you find to be especially striking, notable or interesting?” What questions will the reader read to answer? Compile the reviews into a preview that will encourage others to want to read it.

Comment: In other words, compile what amounts to the blurb on a book cover. RayS.

Suggested by: “Seeing Literature through Students’ Eyes: The Text Preview.” L Zuidema. Teaching English in the Two-year College (March 2009), 301-310.

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