I used to teach English through reading short stories. For example, the student must read the story not only for pleasure, but also for learning the elements of Grammar, and writing a correct sentence and good paragraph. When you read the story concentrate on how the sentence is written and how its parts are structured. For instance, look at the sentence as a whole, and then look to its compnents like the subject, the verb, the object, the adjective and the adverb. You will see that each cmponent has a function in the sentence and its meaning. Then look at the paragraph in the story and see how it is written to create cohesion. After that try to imitate writing the sentence and then the paragraph. After ashort time you find that you know how to read and how to write. On another level, the student of English Literature will find that he can analyze the story according to the means and tools he has from criticism. Please put your comment.