Department of English and Speech, Chicago State University
English 360: Methods of Teaching Literature 6-12 (3 credit hours)
Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Education
Approaches to teaching literature through reading, writing, and nonprint media.
Stresses practical development of teaching material.
Glossary of Literary Terms: a student-generated glossary of basic literary vocabulary,
with links to examples.
Any course involving the learning of a disciplinary lexicon, especially introductory
courses, could incorporate this assignment, at any level of learning. While this module
is specific to assessments and programs of study used in the Chicago Public Schools,
other districts have similar resources and assessments. In other courses at different
levels, students could be asked to consult any number of the glossaries/lists of
disciplinary terms and concepts available on the Internet or composed for a specific
course by an instructor. This activity would also be especially transferable, in the
English language arts, to rhetorical terms and the study of logic
(e.g., logical fallacies). It would also be useful for learning phrases in languages
other than English commonly used in English (sub rosa, de facto, bon mot).