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Empowering language learners through children's literature

Mohd Azrul, Mohd Ezamir Azral (2014) Empowering language learners through children's literature. In: 3rd International Languages Conference 2014 (ILC 2014), 22nd - 24th April 2011, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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This paper argues how from a meta-cognitive perspective, children's literature is able to empower English language learners in two areas: improving their literacy skills as well as increasing their awareness of the collective need to preserve the environment. Using eco-criticism as its theoretical framework, this research employs a meta-cognitive, close-reading analysis of K. S. Maniam's "Top Winner" and Iain Buchanan's "Fatimah's Kampung". The texts are found to employ nature and specific narrative styles in engaging and encouraging readers to read productively, and at the same time, critically assess their abilities to positively affect the environment in the 21st century.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6864/37636
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children's literature, meta-cognition, environment
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2014 11:38
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 09:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37636

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