WHAT WILL THE LETTERS TELL?: A LITERATURE LESSON ON THE EPISTOLARY NOVEL BY I. KRAEVA “BABA YAGA WRITES” IN THE 6TH GRADE
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Abstract: The article presents a plan of a lesson on the epistolary novel by the contemporary writer I. Kraeva “Baba Yaga Writes”. The work is based on the technique of “reading aloud”, which allows the teacher to elicit the children’s lively response and to organize a talk. The system of questions is designed to lead the pupils to the understanding of the figurative pattern of the story. The image of the grandmother is interpreted in the novel as an adult key person for the child who teaches them empathy and fantasy, gives them new games, and guides the transformation of the inner world of not only the main character of the novel but also of the environment. The novel is interesting not only in the problem-thematic terms, but also as a work of the epistolary genre. The lesson contains a discussion of the significance of letter writing in the person’s life and the role of letters in general. The main aim of the lesson is to encourage students to read the novel on their own. The article suggests possible variants of creative tasks to establish feedback after reading the book.
Key words: EPISTOLARY PROSE; LITERARY IMAGES; LITERARY CHARACTERS; LETTERS; RUSSIAN LITERATURE; RUSSIAN WOMEN-WRITERS; LITERARY ACTIVITY; METHODS OF TEACHING LITERATURE AT SCHOOL; METHODS OF TEACHING LITERATURE; LITERATURE LESSONS
Bikbayeva, E. R. What Will the Letters Tell?: A Literature Lesson on the Epistolary Novel by I. Kraeva “Baba Yaga Writes” in the 6th Grade / E. R. Bikbayeva // Philological Class. – 2019. – №2 (56). – P. 138-141. DOI 10.26170/FK19-02-18.