TOPIC 10 | CHILDREN’S LITERATURE IN THE MALAYSIAN PRIMARY ENGLISH LANGUAGE CURRICULUM (YEAR 1 – YEAR 6) |
This topic introduces you to the children’s literature in Malaysian Primary English Language curriculum which is implemented to equip pupils with basic language skills in order to enable them to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts that is appropriate to the pupils’ level of development. This topic also helps to develop your ability to understand children’s literature and describe how literature can be used in English language classroom.It also guides you to teach the pupils to appreciatiate literature through texts read, sing songs, recite rhymes and poems as well as produce creative works for enjoyment.
10.1 LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
demonstrate an understanding of children’s literature in the Malaysian Primary English Language Curriculum by examine the literature content of the curiculum
identify and evaluate the different literary genres suitable for the primary English classroom.
demonstrate an awareness of the use of children’s literature in teaching English langugage through purposeful activities in meaningful contexts.
train the pupils to appreciatiate literature through texts read , sing songs, recite rhymes and poems as well as produce creative works for enjoyment.
10.2 FRAMEWORK OF TOPICS
10.2.1. Examine the Literature Content of the Curriculum
The curriculum content is organised in terms of Content Standards and Learning Standards. Content Standards specify the essential knowledge, skills, understandings and strategies that pupils need to learn. Learning Standards describe in detail the degree or quality of proficiency that pupils need to display in relation to the Content Standards for a particular year.
In the initial stages of learning English, pupils will have the opportunity to listen to...