TEACHING ITALIAN WITH LITERATURE
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