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Subject: Re: Question

From: Cindy O'Donnell-Allen (cindyoa@lamar.colostate.edu)
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 14:34:34 EST


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Andrea raises a really compelling question below. My response to it, however, are more questions: Do these points have to be either/or? In other words, how can we hook kids on the idea of voluntarily reading a *range* of texts (classic works and other complex texts included)?

- Cindy

Andrea Martine wrote:

> 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
>

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