New Series: E-Lit for ESL

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The purpose of the E-Lit for ESL series– a branch of the E-Lit Pedagogy CFP– is to offer teaching resources for ESL based on the works featured in I ♥ E-Poetry. These materials will consist on highly adaptable lesson plans which seek to:

  • develop proficiency in any of the four basic language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking),
  • introduce grammar structures and vocabulary, and
  • integrate digital literacy in high school and college ESL classrooms.

These lesson plans are designed to be modular, describing activities without predetermined time periods, in order to make them adaptable to multiple environments– age groups, proficiency levels, course objectives, and educational contexts. Teachers will be able to select the activities they want to implement and decide whether a task can be performed during a class session or as an assignment.

We welcome feedback and suggestions on how to improve these lesson plans. Please use the Contact form to do so.

CFP: E-Lit Pedagogy

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I ♥ E-Poetry is largely an educational project, developing into a reference of electronic literature that aims for encyclopedic scope of its coverage. It is designed for newcomers to these genres, scholars who need a quick reference, and educators interested in teaching e-lit in their courses.

Members of the digital humanities and electronic literature communities are already making strides in this direction, with digital pedagogy (read this also), critical making, and exploratory programming, to name a few. It’s time to take some of  e-lit’s pedagogical potential out for a spin and see what we can do with it.

To encourage the teaching of e-lit, this project has created resources, indexes, and now seeks to expand to materials used to teach it, such as lesson plans, modules, assignments, and so on, in the following areas:

  • Teaching e-lit as a subject matter, in literary, cultural, and other humanistic contexts.
  • Teaching e-lit works to develop general education skills (such as critical thinking, writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Teaching e-lit for ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Teaching e-lit to enhance learning in STEM fields.

Any of these areas can be defined further by target population, age group, and so on.

If you’re interested in exploring this potential, whether it’s with an individual submission or by becoming a regular or guest contributor, please contact me to start the conversation.

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