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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Day 14- Book that should be on hs/college required reading list

This one is a bit of a tough one, a few of the books I can think of are already on high school or college lists. I do believe that creating readers needs to start from primary school and get continued on throughout high school. Schools should encourage and broaden readers experiences. This could be by not enforcing an essay on something recently read, rather bring something not associated with school reading to your students attention. The reading lists offered at school/varsity can often take the fun out of reading, even for those who love reading, and create an impression - especially at varsity- that lit not always enjoyable. It is also important to have the fact that they are reading something matter, not what they read. *gets off the soapbox*

Schools/colleges should include comics, manga and graphic novels on reading lists, and they should have the students decide on which ones to read - from a list put together by the educator. High school kids should read, To Kill A Mockingbird and Mort.

  3 comments:

  1. Oh yes on both those books.

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  2. Books that can be disected should be on the list... Milan Kundura's Immortality would make a good one.

    Many essays can be written on books like that ~sigh~

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  3. @cat, thanks for the comment :)

    @elisecrets, the thing is all books can be disected, so am I right in thinking that you mean books where it's easier to do the disecting? I'm not familiar with Immortality, but will look it up.

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