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The exploitation of this theme could be used as a springboard for exciting discussions or writings as it will provide a chance for students to increase their emotional awareness towards a certain event or element that they encounter in this novel.
In discussing the theme of parental love, some students might be offended as they might not have a good relationship with their parents or worst, either their father or mother or both are no longer in this world.
Therefore, this would encourage them to be aware of various human situations and conflicts so that they would not be easily offended and felt like they are abandoned by their parents. This situation could at least give them a hint about how difficult it is for a father to let their daughters go and how important it is for them to be thankful by taking good care of the daughter, who is now his other half.
The last theme that I think would be worth to discuss in class is the theme of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Somehow, it is easier to say that we forgive someone, but, deep in our hearts, do we really mean it? Once again, not as it seems, this is one difficult question. This action also effects reconciliation between Landon and his father. The situation may be tragic, but it is not without its positive aspects. The power to forgive and forget shown by Jamie has influenced a few other people to change and recognize how nice she is.
He even collected over dollar for the orphanage that Jamie has been visiting and volunteering for years. Such miracles do happen, even in the real life — that is what I always believe, and I love the idea that my students would also appreciate the power to forgive and forget because it really can change the world. Nevertheless, I believe that up there, those who are faithful to God and kind to others would receive a miraculous and better rewards from God.
In order to help the students to appreciate the values and elements that I noticed while reading this novel, a pre reading and a post reading activity is designed and would be explained as follows.
During this stage, students are required to just see the book cover Appendix 1 and try to figure out the themes of the novel based on the information written on the cover. Then, they have to take note of their thoughts and share them with the person sitting next to them.
For this activity, a bottom-up strategy is used in the process of comprehending the novel. Thus, making them predict the themes of the novel based on the title for example could help in building up their understanding of the novel. Before they begin to write a reading journal of their thoughts, I will provide three lyrics sang by Mandy Moore Appendix 2,3 and 4 and they have to choose one that they think best represent the novel and they have to include explain the reasons together with related themes in their journal.
As a follow-up activity, students would then form three groups and they have to group themselves according to the song that they had chosen.
Then, after they have identified and agreed on the themes and their favourite scenes, they have to do a 15 minute role-play.
In conclusion, it could be said that literary works usually expose students to complex themes and unexpected uses of language. This could actually be a drawback to the students whose mother tongue is not English. Nevertheless, if a novel used in a classroom can take students to foreign countries and fantastic worlds through their imagination as well as it is able to bring up certain issues and powerful emotional responses, then, a little challenge in understanding the text would never demotivate the students, especially the advanced ones.
Eventually and hopefully, what they have learnt in class can all be transposed to their real lives. And Field, A. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Ur, Penny. It's the one that I've tried to write over and over again I'm awake in the infinite cold. But you sing to me over and over and over again. So, I lay my head back down.
And I lift my hands and pray To be only yours, I pray, to be only yours I know now you're my only hope. Sing to me the song of the stars. Of your galaxy dancing and laughing and laughing again.
A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage.
No boy had ever asked her out. Landon would never have dreamed of it.
Then a twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter's life would never be the same. Being with Jamie would show him the depths of the human heart and lead him to a decision so stunning it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood Nicholas Sparks.
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