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

  • Next message: Cheryl A. Schober: "Re(2): Question"

    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. . .

    Cheryl



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