In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel
Subject: Re: QuestionFrom: Swann, Peggy (Swann_P@nsti.tec.tn.us)
Date: Thu Mar 23 2000 - 10:16:16 EST
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Yes, I feel caught between wanting my students to delve deeper via
rhetorical devices, yet as they struggle to apply these strategies, they
miss out on the mere pleasure of responding to phrases, words, events, etc.
They need better questioning, examining, analyzing and synthesizing skills
as future academics, professionals, technicians, consumers, and family
members, yet they need to experience the sheer pleasure ot reading elegant,
graceful language that gives voice to their own experience.
Its the blending of the heart that sparks conviction and logic that protects
them from predators.
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> 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?