I found very useful the immediate integration of Italian Literature in an Italian language (beginning) class. Unfortunately many text books at beginning level do not give space to Italian literary production, and because of this it happens that culture and literature are left behind until intermediate level. Many students although would like to have the opportunity to approach Italian texts, and through them better understand Italian culture.

Here I am posting some activities:

G.Carducci's San Martino and verbs at present and seasons

Lorenzo de' Medici and adjectives

Manzoni and descriptions at the past

Pirandello and direct, indirect, ci and ne pronouns