Teaching Short Story through Gallery Walk

Raden, Muhammad Ali Teaching Short Story through Gallery Walk. In: The 2nd UAD International Conference.

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Teaching literary works to the second language learners sometimes become something hard for many teachers and lecturers. Besides the language proficiency problem of the learners, the way of teaching repeatedly makes the class uninteresting. This paper tries to share how to teach short story as one of the literary works through gallery walk.
Gallery Walk gets students out of their chairs and actively involves them in synthesizing important concepts, in consensus building, in writing, and in public speaking. In Gallery Walk teams rotate around the classroom, composing answers to questions as well as reflecting upon the answers given by other groups. Questions are posted on charts or just pieces of paper located in different parts of the classroom. Each chart or "station" has its own question that relates to an important class concept. The technique closes with an oral presentation or "report out" in which each group synthesizes comments to a particular question.
Gallery Walk can also be modified based on specific purpose and the condition of the students, time allocated, etc. On the writer’s empirical experiences in teaching short story through gallery walk, before coming into the class the students in groups have prepared their own galleries based on the topics (intrinsic elements of a short story, such as: plot, character and characterization, point of view, setting, and theme). In the classroom, each gallery is put in a “station”. Some members in each group keep the gallery as host and the other members visit other galleries. The hosts welcome the visitors and explain what on their gallery are. The visitors may give responses such as asking for clarification and more explanation and take notes from the discussion. The visitors give comment (appreciation and advice for betterment) on the content of the gallery and performance of the hosts. After one visit, the visitors continue to visit other galleries. The members of the groups who become hosts in their turn change their roles to be visitors. During the students visit the galleries, lecturer investigate the students to gauge students’ knowledge and misconception. In the end, each group write a report of what they have on their gallery and what they get from other galleries then share to the class. Lecturer may evaluate the students’ galleries, group discussion, oral presentation, group work, or written report.

Key words: short story, gallery walk, teaching method, modified gallery walk.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisi / Prodi: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan) > S1-English Education (S1-Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris)
Depositing User: S.S., M.Pd. Muhammad Ali Raden
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 02:29
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2015 02:29
URI: http://eprints.uad.ac.id/id/eprint/2653

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