Using Reader Responses and Discovery Responses with Tertiary Students in Three Countries

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Paul CORRIGAN
  • Muayyad Omran CHIAD
  • Fidelis Echendu NNAWUIHE

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11 - 22
Journal / PublicationTeaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

Abstract

This article describes a teaching and learning activity in which reader responses and discovery responses were used by students in three countries as they read a canonical work of America literature, Hemingway’s A Day’s Wait. Through careful section of the text, the activity successfully negotiated challenges faced by students whose primary language is not English. In premising the activity in reader response theory, the problematic of teaching a set of values deemed to be American was evaded, yet the activity still aroused students’ interest in American literature as well as how peers in other countries engaged with the text

Research Area(s)

  • American literature, reader response, discovery response, ESL

Citation Format(s)

Using Reader Responses and Discovery Responses with Tertiary Students in Three Countries. / CORRIGAN, Paul; CHIAD, Muayyad Omran; NNAWUIHE, Fidelis Echendu.

In: Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice, Vol. 8, No. 1, 03.2015, p. 11 - 22.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review