Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
1: Meaningful Interpretation
Before You Watch
To begin this workshop session, you will tap your prior knowledge and experience and then read current research on interpretive communication.
Reflect on Your ExperienceConsider the types of interpretive tasks that you have done with your students, then answer the following questions. You may want to save your answers in order to reflect on them again at the end of the session. You can use the Reflect on Your Experience (PDF, 55 K) form for Question 1.
Examine the ResearchRead each of the articles listed below, then answer the following questions.
Articles"Practical Implications of Recent Research in Reading"
Part 1 (PDF, 530 K) | Part 2 (PDF, 509 K)
This article discusses the reading process and suggests reading strategies for foreign language classrooms.
Phillips, June K. "Practical Implications of Recent Research in Reading." Foreign Language Annals 17, no. 4 (1984): 285-296.
"The Gordian Knot: Language, Literature, and Critical Thinking"
Part 1 (PDF, 692 K) | Part 2 (PDF, 722 K) | Part 3 (PDF, 601 K)
This article discusses the changing role of literature in the language classroom.
Schultz, Jean Marie. "The Gordian Knot: Language, Literature, and Critical Thinking." In SLA and the Literature Classroom: Fostering Dialogues, edited by Virginia M. Scott and Holly Tucker, 3-31. Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 2001.
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