Can you tell me please what a teacher should do to create expectation amd arouse his students` interest in a particular text. For example in this text:
"After breakfast I wanted to talk about the dead man and guess out how he come to be killed, but Jim didn`t want to.He said it would fetch bad luck; and besides, he said,he might come and ha`nt us;he said a man that warn`t buried was more likely to go a-ha`nting around than one that was planted and comfortable. That sounded pretty resonable,so I didn`t say no more; but I couldn`t keep from studying over it and wishing I knowed who shot the man, and what they done it for.We rummaged the clothes we`d got ,and found eight dollars in silver sewed up in the lining of an old blanket overcoat. Jim said he reckoned the people in that house stole the coat, because if they`d a knowed the money was there they wouldn`t a left it. I said I reckoned they killed him ,too; but Jim didn`t want to talk about that."
Mark Twain (The adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
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I don't see how you can do much unless the class is reading the book. Are they?
Even if they don`t read the book Imust find a way to introduce it to the students,to tell them about the main characters,the plot,the author....The texts are usually short (one page or two) and they must work with the text to understand it. I just wanted to know what teachers usually do to motivate their students ,to create expectation in a particular text .
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Teachers talk with the students about what's come before and invite ideas from the students about what might happen next...but you have a whole book to explain first: who's Huck, who's Jim, who's the dead guy, where they are, how they got there, where they're going, etc... and then you can ask the students what they think the characters are thinking about the body and what they might do with it.
Hello again.
Can you give me some ideas on teaching Shakespeare`sonnets?
There is nothing special about sonnets except their meter, length and rhyme scheme. If you want to teach that, have the students write one.
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ok.I know that the rhyme scheme of a Shakespearean sonnet is something like that:ab abcd cdef efg g...What exactly this rhyme scheme is?
For example here:
Some glory in their birth,some in their skill, A

Some in their wealth,some in their body`force; B

Some in their garments, though new-fangled ill; A

Some in their hawks and hounds,some in their horse, B

Of more delight than hawks and horses be; C

And having thee,of all men`s pride I boast- D

Wretched in this alone, that thou mayst take E

All this away, and me most wretched make.E
Is this rhyme scheme correct?
ab ab cd ee
Simply google the term 'Shakespearean sonnet', and you will find everything you need to know. You may also learn a bit about Petrarchan and Spenserian sonnets.
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