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This series of eight lessons focuses on reading. Learners are taught that reading should be an active process and that there are various strategies that can be implemented in order to improve their comprehension skills. Learners are also exposed to the dictionary and are shown how valuable and empowering a tool the dictionary is when reading. The ability to interpret and understand the importance of context is another vital tool that learners are encouraged to develop.
In the series on “Getting into Poetry”, learners were introduced to terminology and techniques that can be used to study poems. Our aim in this series is to apply what we have learnt about poetic techniques to studying a range of poems from different genres. We analyse them in depth and use them to explain, for example, the difference between poetry and prose, and how style, tone and atmosphere are created.