English Class vs Language Arts in Education

Most schools do not put enough emphasis on the art form, ie. as an example – art language. In the English class, the teacher will emphasize reading ability, reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary – while language teaching is recognizing written words as an art form.

Yes, we want our students to learn and learn English. But the art form should be reserved as a different lesson, preferably in a creative writing power that is separate from the English class. But every English lesson, if no special language is needed in art teaching, should at least include an unity that emphasizes the beauty and importance of literature throughout the centuries. Poems, plays, lyrics, screenshots, novels, from authors such as Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, Ken Kesey, Harper Lee, etc.

Language is composed of words – words have a special meaning and sometimes carry double meaning. Thus, the primary tool is a language word, another is a sound. Words, in combination with almost musical, can show the transformation of words and basic teaching in art.

Words are for the writer what painting is that painter, they are what the device is for the musician and they are tone and pitch to the singer. That is why children need to understand that English is not just what they learn in the English class – but the language itself is spawned in artistic years and years.

The empty page means to the writer what the music means for the musician or singer. An empty page is merely a canvas, untouched page in a sketchbook and so on, an empty page is – what an artist of the written word must do to survive.

As I mentioned before, a musical component and technique for literature is hard to grasp without giving a good example. The music method used in the art is well illustrated by William Shakespeare's works, but he is just one of many. The poem, already read silently or out loud. Should have a specific song about it. Whether it is written in tamban pentameter, or settled in modern style, the music should be there. For example, in a poem by Dylan Thomas, says the first stanza:

"Don't go into this good night

Should be burnt and magic that day,

Rage, anger against dying

Though wise men their end knowing that darkness is right,

Because their words had not instructed them to describe them

Do not go into this good night … "

The poem was written as Dylan Thomas watched the father They were dying, and it is a beautiful song here. Check the repetition. Check the syntax where the words are different than the usual speech – there are articles such as "the" or "a" that the author will drop – removed for rhythm. This particular poem is easy to find in a library or online, and I highly recommend it as a tool for any Language Arts teacher.

It is technology and beauty, form, use of magnets, pitch, animation and sound, even in prose. Then show your versatile words to students.

If there is one thing that I loved best about high school – that is what I learned at the University of English, which was purely a literary analysis


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