IJLLL 2019 Vol.5(2): 89-96 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2019.5.2.209

Surfacing Literary Features: Anchor in Developing a Guide in Teaching Short Stories

Marlina L. Lino
Abstract—Literature has since been at the heart of basic education curriculum extending up to the tertiary level in the Philippines. Yet, it is generally considered as one of the most difficult subjects to teach. Aside from content and competencies that teachers particularly in the tertiary level have to deal with, they remain challenged by effective teaching methodologies to carry out their lessons. This study therefore aimed to develop a guide for teaching short stories using the surfacing literary features identified in the stories that are commonly taught by teachers in their literature classes as bases for the approach/es in teaching and as the core for discussion. It employed the Research and Development (R&D) methodology. Results of the survey among teachers of literature in the tertiary level show the need for a guide to help them plan and organize their methodological approach in teaching short stories. Results of the content validation also show that the guide is highly valid in terms of objectives, approach employed, values component, procedure, answer key, and instructional characteristics. Furthermore, the teachers who implemented and evaluated the guide find the guide very useful to them.

Index Terms—Guide, literary features, short stories, teaching.

M. L. Lino is with the College of Arts and Sciences of the Mariano Marcos State University, City of Batac, 2906 Ilocos Norte, Philippines (e-mail: mlino_mmsu@yahoo.com).

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Cite:Marlina L. Lino, "Surfacing Literary Features: Anchor in Developing a Guide in Teaching Short Stories," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 89-96, 2019.

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