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September 10, 2013

Teaching Classic Literature

School has just started and students always have interesting books on their required reading lists. Usually it seems to be a mix of the old and the new. Usually it makes me furrow my brow. The "why" of it is not always clear to me.

For many years people have advocated for more or less classic literature. Now, with the Common Core nonfiction literature will be a larger part of the curriculum and I've seen this already with the large numbers of memoirs on reading lists.

Here is one perspective on reading in the classroom and how literature enriches our lives.

Posted by at September 10, 2013 01:05 PM