The teaching of a literary text consists of the following key components:
* Pre-Reading Activity
* Basic Understanding
* Analysis and Interpretation
* Bridging Text and Context
* Post-Reading Activity
* Summative Assessment
The following is the definition of the Pre-reading Activity according to the teachers’ handbook for Integrating Higher-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) with the Teaching of Literature. Updated Oct. 2013:
Pre-reading activities motivate the students and encourage involvement in the topic and theme of the text. A Pre-reading
activity should start off your unit of literature whenever it is appropriate to do so.
Examples of Pre-Reading Activities:
Samples of Pre-reading activities for different literary texts can be found on this site.