Pushing Literacy Forward: How to use the novel Push in the English language classroom
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This is an essay in the field of English literature didactics. It argues for the use of authentic texts in literacy acquisition. Specifically, the aim of this essay is to justify the use of the novel Push in an English language classroom in Sweden by presenting a literature lesson plan and validating it by three intrerview responses from teachers at a senior high school. I believe students may find the theme of the novel engaging and motivating. The lesson plan is outlined as a student writing project. In this writing project, students will practice reading, speaking and writing skills. The project also includes peer- response which is an activity mentioned in the Englsih 5 syllabus. The lesson plan aims to achieve the learning outcomes of what the Swedish curriculum and syllabus state. The project is validated by a questionnaire, sent by e-mail to teachers at a senior high school in Gävle, regarding the relevance of the proposed lesson plan. Since only three teachers found it possible to participate this essay should be considerate as a pilot case study. However their answers and my analysis provide practical teaching guidelines and indicate the relevance of this particular lesson plan.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 30 p.
Literacy, lesson plan, Push, authentic texts
General Literature Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12841Archive number: HEU:C12:14OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-12841DiVA: diva2:551548
Subject / course
English language education
Education – upper secondary school
Shima, Alan, Universitetslektor
Mårdberg, Mia, Universitetslektor