THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH LITERATURE IN SCHOOLS

 English is a core subject in our curriculum, not just because of its role in teaching us how to read and write but because of the values and fundamental skills that it helps to instil. We have teamed up with a primary school in Wirral to explore the importance of English literature in schools.

 

Connecting with Others

English literature is a subject that encourages children to think and read beyond the lines that they read. It prompts them to consider a range of different perspectives and look deeper into the hidden meanings behind words. This is good practice for children as it teaches them how to empathise and connect with others.

 

Exposure to Different Cultures and Beliefs

Books and other texts can give children more of an insight into the world around them such as different ways of life and beliefs different from our own. This can help your child to become more aware and open-minded.

 

Improved Reasoning

Its over-analytical approach can help children in their reasoning when formulating arguments by teaching them how to search for evidence and use it correctly. This can help them when debating and trying to voice their opinions.

 

Learning About History

English teaches us a lot about history from linguisticdifferences to thlifestyles and beliefs that many shared. This can help children to learn about their own history and culture whilst helping them in their other subjects too.

 

Improved Communication Skills

English teaches children how to read and write, teaching them how to communicate with others clearly and effectively. An essential skill needed to work with others, build friends and navigate through life.

 

Curiosity

By searching for hidden meanings and exploring different interpretations, the subject can help your child to increase their curiosity and become more inquisitive thinker. This can help to spur a lifelong love for learning, helping them to perform better in school.

 

 

4 comments

  1. English literature is such a great subject. I studied it at varsity and loved it.

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  2. I do think reading is a great way to learn about history and cultures. But also how despite differences between race, orientation etc we go through a lot of the same feelings and emotions as each other so it helps people connect x

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  3. All of this is so true, books and literature does teach children so much. The eldest is really into reading lately, which has been so good for his spelling, his imagination, and so much more.

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  4. I have always been a huge fan of English literature. I know it has taught me about so many different cultures.

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