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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: Re: Question

From: Julia Shugert (shugert@basd.k12.pa.us)
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 14:19:44 EST


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?



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