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From: Margaret Hagemeister (hagemeis@massed.net)
Date: Thu Mar 23 2000 - 10:23:10 EST

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    Jody,

    I must admit that I, too, am guilty of what you suggest and at least once a
    year I am challenged by my students about our (English teachers') penchant
    for dissection. I must admit that lively discussions ensue. I do try (albiet
    not always successfully) to provide some balance -- have them read some
    tworkss for enjoyment and other works more deeply. I am honest with them
    about my "fun" reading (mystery novels), but I strongly aver to them my
    belief that literature is more fully enjoyed if one has the ability and the
    will to look at it more deeply.

    Julia Shugert wrote:

    > Andrea,
    >
    > I think it would be wonderful to get students hooked on classics
    > from an early age. I know that Douglas was hooked on TOM SAWYER
    > because his third grade teacher read excerpts to him. Elementary
    > teachers can lay a solid foundation for their children with excerpts
    > from the classics.
    >
    > There are times when I feel as though I am helping my students dissect
    > wonderful pieces of literature when we really should be enjoying them
    > for the sake of their beauty. I try to have them analyze the vocabulary,
    > characters, etc. Does anyone else ever feel like that?
    >
    > thanks,
    > Jody



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