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FROM SHORTS TO HOTS: TAPPING CRITICAL CAPABILITIES THROUGH SHORT STORIES

DR. ROY P VEETTIL.

Abstract
Literature has made a majestic and spirited comeback to the language classrooms after a period
of gratuitous exclusion. Those who vehemently opposed literatureā€Ÿs tenable role in classrooms contended that it
was incapable of augmenting the communicative competence of the learners. Regrettably, it was like throwing
away the baby with the bathwater. What their imagination failed to capture was the simple truth that it was not
literature but the inept way of selecting and using it as resource materials that had stripped literature of its
amazing potentiality in helping learners achieve communicative competence. Consequently, it invited the wrath
of many less sagacious English language teachers. Nevertheless, the alluring features of literature have now
compelled language teachers to welcome this enriching resource to the classrooms once again. It has now been
realized that literature, if used judiciously, improves communicative competence, pragmatic competence and
critical thinking faculties of the learners. Short stories have been identified as the most suitable genre for use in
language classrooms for various reasons. This paper attempts to highlight how literature in general and short
stories in particular can be effectively used to unleash the critical thinking faculties of the learners which, in
turn, can also contribute to the development of communicative competence.

Key words: communicative competence: Critical thinking, higher order thinking skills, language, literature, short stories


 
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DR. ROY P VEETTIL. FROM SHORTS TO HOTS: TAPPING CRITICAL CAPABILITIES THROUGH SHORT STORIES. JCR. 2020; 7(16): 3224-3229. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.411


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DR. ROY P VEETTIL. FROM SHORTS TO HOTS: TAPPING CRITICAL CAPABILITIES THROUGH SHORT STORIES. JCR. 2020; 7(16): 3224-3229. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.411



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DR. ROY P VEETTIL. FROM SHORTS TO HOTS: TAPPING CRITICAL CAPABILITIES THROUGH SHORT STORIES. JCR. (2020), [cited June 01, 2021]; 7(16): 3224-3229. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.411



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DR. ROY P VEETTIL (2020) FROM SHORTS TO HOTS: TAPPING CRITICAL CAPABILITIES THROUGH SHORT STORIES. JCR, 7 (16), 3224-3229. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.411



Turabian Style

DR. ROY P VEETTIL. 2020. FROM SHORTS TO HOTS: TAPPING CRITICAL CAPABILITIES THROUGH SHORT STORIES. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 3224-3229. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.411



Chicago Style

DR. ROY P VEETTIL. "FROM SHORTS TO HOTS: TAPPING CRITICAL CAPABILITIES THROUGH SHORT STORIES." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 3224-3229. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.411



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

DR. ROY P VEETTIL. "FROM SHORTS TO HOTS: TAPPING CRITICAL CAPABILITIES THROUGH SHORT STORIES." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.16 (2020), 3224-3229. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.411



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DR. ROY P VEETTIL (2020) FROM SHORTS TO HOTS: TAPPING CRITICAL CAPABILITIES THROUGH SHORT STORIES. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 3224-3229. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.411