World Literature ArticlesAugust 25, 2015 – 07:46 am

World Literature Articles

Literature circles are one of the hottest trends in language arts teaching. Two experts in the field offer insights and advice about using this instructional strategy. Included: Valuable resources for teachers who want to learn more about using literature circles in their classrooms. I love it! The kids love it! I get goose bumps when I walk around the room and hear the excitement about books! wrote one teacher in a recent listserv posting. That…

World Literature HomeschoolJuly 8, 2015 – 09:39 am

World Literature Homeschool

My youngest son had the opportunity to be part of Sabrina Justison’s popular World Literature homeschool group class several years ago. He is a good student but reading is not his favorite subject, so I wondered what he would think of an entire year of literature from other lands. I was pleasantly surprised when he made it through the entire year without once complaining about the reading selection! He found it refreshing to read books from other…

World Literature and LanguageAugust 16, 2015 – 01:35 pm

World Literature and Language

Globalization is one of the great issues facing universities today, particularly in humanities departments. It means different things to different people, but most agree that globalization pluralizes. In the words of Jonathan Arac, globalization “opens up every local, national or regional culture to others and thereby produces ‘many worlds.’” However, this rapid pluralization is occurring in the age of English, when a single language has achieved…