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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel


From: Betsy Scheidemantel (scheidemantelb@basd.k12.pa.us)
Date: Tue Mar 28 2000 - 17:15:09 EST

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    Cheryl, I agree completely with you. If you can get a student hooked on
    reading, the classics will come because they are just that, classics.
    Sometimes we must also let a book do what it was intended to do, entertain
    without dissecting and critiquing it. Once you get a student reading
    suggest books that you enjoyed and maybe they will become classics to the
    Betsy Scheidemantel
    >From: schober@platteville.k12.wi.us (Cheryl A. Schober)
    >To: Multiple recipients of list <Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org>
    >Subject: Re: Question
    >Date: Tue, Mar 28, 2000, 2:24 PM

    >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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