Many have asked me about the literature component via sms and emails. As a GC, I see it as a responsibility to disseminate information (of the non-confidential type) although this was met with some misunderstandings recently. There are many blogs I have come across writing on this topic though. As a matter of fact my first posting on the new literature component was AFTER the texts (book loan) had been published. It's amazing how people jump to conclusions without even giving the other party the chance to explain things. Regardless of your position, education background, age etc. etc. keeping an open mind and having that sense of humour are important to be able to read a blog post and to decide whether you will laugh, cry or scream. For one who has been involved with confidential work for over 20 years, surely I would know where to draw the line. And who would have thought my small blog would have been noticed :). Anyway, it will not dampen my spirit to continue sharing.
(Literature Component Forms 1-3, Pelangi Publications)
The River (Valerie Bloom)
Mr. Nobody (anonymous)
Flipping Fantastic (Jane Langford)
Graphic Novels (one for each zone)
Boscome Valley Mystery
I wonder (Jeannie Kirby)
Heir conditioning (M Shanmugalingham)
One is One and All Alone (Nicholas Fisk)
Rumplestiltkin (Angela Lanyon)
A Fighter's Lines (Marzuki Ali)
Leisure (William Henry Davies)
Novel- to be decided
In the Midst of Hardship (Latif Mohidin)
He had such Quiet Eyes (Bibsy Soenhardjo)
QWERTYUIOP (Vivien Alcock)
The Fruitcake Special (Frank Brennan)
Gulp and Gasp (John Townsend)
Nature (H.D. Carberry)
Are You Still Playing the Flute (Zurinah Hassan)
Novel - to be decided
If you are looking for web materials on the texts above, you will be disappointed especially the local texts. This is the problem with us Malaysians- we are good users but bad contributors! I mean you know how difficult it is to find information on local writers and authors and anything academic for that matter. We have yet to cultivate that culture of sharing and disseminating information. I appreciate the west- at how selfless many bloggers and webmasters are in sharing information with the public. Yes they do monetise but that's their right totally but we get the information we want. I thought with globalisation and all the jazz, information would be within reach but in reality we are far behind. However, if anyone has found good links , do share. The best thing to do at this point in time teachers, is to use the books available in the market if you want to at least get a sneak preview of the new texts you will be teaching.
Be sure to insert the new texts in your scheme of work for Forms 1 and 4. Happy Teaching!