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HBET4403/BETESL/SEPT08/F-NE

PART A INSTRUCTIONS Part A contains TEN questions. Answer ALL questions. QUESTIONS Marks

1.

Give TWO reasons why knowledge of a texts uniqueness is useful for teachers of literature. (2)

2.

Explain the meaning of the word denouement. (2)

3.

Discuss briefly ONE of the ways through which we come to know a fictional character. (2)

4.

How has literature traditionally been taught? (2)

5.

What is the main difference between New Criticism and Reader Response Theory? (2)

6.

Define what aesthetic reading is and frame two questions that will encourage reading with an aesthetic stance. (2)

7.

Asking questions like Have students been introduced to the story? and Are they mid-way through their reading of the text? helps teachers to make decision about their roles as teachers. Explain briefly TWO of the roles. (2)

8.

Construct TWO questions that may prompt students to do a close re-reading of a text.

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(2) 9. Describe your understanding of summative and formative assessments. (2)

10.

Explain briefly TWO of the three dimensions of competence in learning literature. (2) (Total: 20)

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PART B INSTRUCTIONS Part B contains FOUR questions. Answer THREE questions ONLY.

QUESTIONS

Marks

1.

Discuss, with examples, the following mental activities as suggested by Corcoran et al. (a) Picturing and imaging. (10) (b) Anticipating and retrospecting (10) (Total: 20)

2.

Discuss the following categories and suggest one activity for each in order to retain students interest in reading literary texts. (a) Experiencing the Text (10) (b) Exploring and Developing responses to the story (10) (Total: 20)

3.

Discuss some points that need to be considered by the teacher when constructing formal assessment with regards to a literature test. Then explain the following types of questions. (6) (a) The essay (7) (b) Context questions (7) (Total: 20)

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4.

Briefly explain and then provide an example of exercise for each level of learning skills outlined in Blooms taxonomy. (a) Knowledge (5) (b) Comprehension (5) (c) Application (5) (d) Analysis (5) (Total: 20)

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PART C INSTRUCTIONS Part C contains TWO questions. Answer ONE question ONLY.

QUESTIONS

Marks

1.

Choose any novel that you have learned for this course and prepare a complete lesson plan. The lesson plan should consist of the following considerations: (a) To teach the setting of the story. (2) (b) To develop reading activities that reinforce the teaching of the setting you have selected. Provide rationales for each activity developed. (10) (c) To frame THREE questions as part of sustaining interest activity. (3) (d) To develop and explain TWO context questions as a formal assessment based on the text. (5) (Total: 20)

2.

Choose any short story that you have learned in this course and then prepare a complete lesson plan. The lesson plan should consist of the following considerations: (a) To teach ONE literary device. (2) (b) To develop reading activities that reinforce the teaching of the literary device you have selected. Provide rationales for each activity developed. (10) (c) To frame THREE questions as part of sustaining interest activity. (3) (d) To develop and explain TWO essay questions as a formal assessment based on the text. (5) (Total: 20) THE QUESTION PAPER ENDS HERE