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Why Read Fiction in the English Language Classroom?: Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The essay makes a case for the use of the Nobel Prize-winning (1993) author Toni Morrison's novel The Bluest Eye (1970) in the English language classroom. The essay argues that the novel is an excellent reading choice and to what is appropriate according to the learning goals stated in Gy11's course syllabus English 6. Since the course English 6 syllabus is new some aspects different from previous course syllabus English B are mentioned by way of comparisonIn order to develop the arguments for using the novel, different perspectives of reading and the learning process are discussed and how they match the curriculum Gy 11. Some points about how Morrison has managed to voice the former unspoken experiences of African American society are made to make it clear why reading The Bluest Eye is such a superb text in relation to the learning goals that are outlined in Gy11.The essay focuses mainly on mother - daughter relationships because most pupils will easily relate to this theme since they have experiences of this relation themselves, and therefore they will find it easy to find issues to discuss after reading the novel. 

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2012. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
Literacy, Language learning, Reading, Didactics, Gy11, African American, Mother-daughter relationships.
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Humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12828Archive number: HEU:C12:13OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-12828DiVA: diva2:550988
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English language education
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2012-10-22 Created: 2012-09-09 Last updated: 2012-10-22Bibliographically approved

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