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by Janis G. Scalone

Download Distant Thunder: An Integrated Skills Approach to Learning Language Through Literature (Pitt Series in Esl) eBook
ISBN:
0472085336
Author:
Janis G. Scalone
Category:
History & Criticism
Language:
English
Publisher:
Univ of Michigan Pr (November 1, 1999)
Pages:
141 pages
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1218 kb
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1502 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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679


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Not only are the stories and poems Scalone has chosen entertaining and enriching, but the exercises for the students are likewise informative and enlightening, presented in a way that helps them experience the many and varied cultures represented in the literature chosen for inclusion in the text. I found it a delight to read for any audience.

The University of Michigan Press

The University of Michigan Press. Distant Thunder has nine units, each centering on a short story, an excerpt from a novel or a poem accompanied by activities and exercises. That embodies its main approach of using "literature for personal enrichment"; in other words, using literature as a tool "for encouraging students to draw on their own personal experiences, feelings and opinions" (Lazar, 1993, p. 24).

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This involves constructing a series of activities that use a variety of skills.

On the telephone, for instance, we listen and speak-maybe we also write down a message and read over what we have written. Integrated approach helps to build new knowledge and skills on to what students already know and can do. So, if students are able to read a short story, this skill will help them to write their own story. This involves constructing a series of activities that use a variety of skills.

Known for its focus on English grammar through contextualized listening. Clear presentations and charts that make grammar easy to learn. Creative activities that stimulate communication. New high-interest readings that are rich in content.

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United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada and Australia). When readers have automatized their word-decoding skills, they accordingly have more mental capacity (. more room in their working memory (WM) which functions as a mental workspace), to devote to understanding the gist and important details presented in the text (Gagné, Yekovich & Yekovich, 1993; Kintsch, 1998).

Distant Thunder: An Integrated Skills Approach to Learning Language through Literature contains authentic short stories, poems, and excerpts from novels by ethnic minority writers. Informed by reader-response theory, the text uses student-centered activities and a reading-process approach to literature. In the spirit of communicative language teaching, Distant Thunder provides abundant opportunities for students to share their written and spoken responses.Distant Thunder is divided into nine units, each focusing on a single story or poem accompanied by reader-response activities and language exercises. The text introduces various literary structures (such as point of view, character, and setting) and includes a focus on language section in each unit as well.For high-intermediate to advanced ESL/EFL students.