VCCS Litonline Introduction to Literature
This is a suggested exercise to help you explore the resources housed at http://vccslitonline.vccs.edu. Assume that you would like to select materials from this site to use as part of a unit on either short fiction, poetry or drama.
Use the following guidelines to make your selection:
1. Go to home page for the site
2. Go to the Site Map for VCCSLitonline
3. General Webs
The site contains several "general" webs, some of which are designed for you, the teacher; others, for students, and still others, to house administrative and other essential information. For now, look at some of those designed specifically for students. These include:
You will notice that some of these are geared more toward online instruction while others are applicable to the traditional classroom setting as well. Click through these webs to get an idea as to how--or whether--they might be useful for your hypothetical unit.
4. Genre Webs
These fall into different "levels."
A. There are three webs designed to introduce students to the specific features/requirements of each genre:
Choose the appropriate web for the genre you want to work with today. You might want to click through all three to make a decision.
Select additional modules from the following levels:
B. Within each genre there are webs that focus on individual works:
C. At the same "level" are some webs that deal with specific literary concepts:
D. Finally, there are several discussion forums in each genre. These allow students to exchange ideas with their peers (at their home institutions and at other participating VCCS schools).
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