The following are the two stories from the book “In the Light of Seerah.”
Here are some amazing techniques to make literature learning fun. Some of the techniques are known to you and some of them are exclusively designed by me.
Exclusive techniques for teaching literature
The role play is one of the great strategies to teach literature. The students love to be Oliver twist, Dorothy and when they subrogate the roles they naturally learn the
• The cultural frame of the story
• The historical settings in which the story was written
• The writing style of the author and his inspirations
Environmental themes creation
The creation of themes in the classroom based on famous literature novel could be very productive. For example
The students may make a prop of row and dress like Tom Sawyer
The students could make the den room like that mentioned in little princes
The creation of elixir of life from the alchemist
They could also plan the farm like that in Pollyanna
Hogwarts school set up as in Harry Potter
Use of props
The teacher could create the props and then expose them to teach the students through them.
The ring of the lord of the rings
The wand, cloaks, and broom to teach Harry Potter
The diary of Anna’s diary
The pink rabbit for “when Hitler stole the pink rabbit”
Wonka’s golden ticket and chocolates
The students could be asked to create a literary character of their own. First, they may be allowed to go through the famous character in great literature piece then they may create their own character.
Stepping in the shoes of the characters:
The students must be able to tell their
if they were Helen Keller or Oliver twist or Matilda or Charlie of Charlie and the chocolate factory.
Imitative writing or Fanfiction:
The students must be asked to decode the theme the author has targeted like
Then they may be asked to imitate that and create a piece of writing of their own.
Literature Pandora box:
The students could make their literature Pandora box in which they may collect all the things related to the literature piece.
The students can make the box from the chocolate factory containing
• The egg that hatch and out came the sweet duck
• The squirrel toy
• Oompa Loompas
• Willy Wonka’s golden bar
They can make Harry Potter magical box
o Hogsmeade items
o Potions etc
Finding life connections
The students learn the things that are relatable o the ordinary lives. They should be asked to make life connection:
A. Similar feelings
B. Like and dislikes
C. Desires and aspirations
D. The event that relates to their life
A student from Farm background would love to relate their life with Polly Ana
The students with only one cousin would love to relate his experience with eight cousins
The students who faced the setback in financial term would draw inspiration from little princess.
Students feeling lonely will found greater pleasure in relating to the secret garden.
Making a drama
This is the most used yet most successful techniques.
The students should convert the literature piece into dialogues
They must decide on characters
They must distribute roles
Innovation in Drama method by creating new endings
The students would love to end the literature drama in their own way.
This would make the literature drama technique more interesting.
The students shall be allowed to paint the literature stones during their learning and then develop a literature novel wall on the completion of the literary novel.
Add some techniques in the comments if I missed any.
I visited The Zeal School for the storytelling session and it was an amazing event. The administration received me with warmth and love.
I joined an energetic crowd in a cool room that had all the things set for the storytelling event to happen. I read my story “The Big Crowned Princess” and the girls loved it.
The storytelling was followed by the activities and giveaways. I presented certificates and awards to the active member of Readathon that happened at the Zeal School.
The directress then presented me with gifts and flowers but above all her gratitude won me. I really loved the set-up and the focus on reading. She made me feel Special.
About the author:
Ayesha Marfani is the internationally published children books author.
I collaborated with an amazing lady Sadia Sarmad who has an equally amazing mission of preserving the Urdu literature.
She has collected great artist on a platform known as سنو کہانی میری زبانی suno kahani meri zubani SKMZ.
You can find audios and videos of Urdu stories.
Now disclosing a big news.
@suno kahani meri zubai has recorded a story with a special message for independence day and do you know who the reader and writer is?
A very pleasant lady Bigul Hussain ( you know her by the name of Azra Mansoor) read it and yes I wrote it.
I am attaching the link to the story. Please listen and spread the message.
کہانی: باغ کی محافظمصنفہ: عائشہ معارفانیقصہ گو: عذرا منصور
Posted by سنو کہانی میری زبانی suno kahani meri zubani SKMZ on Monday, August 13, 2018
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