A literary lesson: teaching proficiency through reading and storytelling
Literature is a driving force in society that influences everyday culture. It can range from simple entertainment to dense in facts but it is consistently educational, especially in a world language classroom. Students can learn vocabulary, verb tenses, grammar, cultural phrases, important aspects of a culture, and more, simply from reading authentic literature. In our own culture, we learn many of these things from reading as well as other forms of communication. TPRS (teaching proficiency through reading and storytelling) is a teaching method that attempts to incorporate the benefits of literature into the learning environment. I use this method to create a lesson plan of the first chapter of a French book that will help students understand culturally and grammatically significant aspects in the future.