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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: Re: Question

From: Cheryl A. Schober (schober@platteville.k12.wi.us)
Date: Tue Mar 28 2000 - 09:24:53 EST

martinea@basd.k12.pa.us writes:
>Many literature teachers in junior high and high schools say that the
>crucial point is to hook students on reading. Others say that the crucial
>point is to have students read classic literature. The two groups often
>disagree. What do all of you think about this point? Andrea

I think that both are important, but the first step is to get them hooked
on reading. If a student doesn't enjoy reading, reading classic
literature is going to probably even more "painful" to them. Once
students gain enjoyment from reading, then challenging them with the
classics and other higher levels of reading is a lot easier. This has
been my experience, at least. . .



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