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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: Reading the classics

From: Betsy Scheidemantel (scheidemantelb@basd.k12.pa.us)
Date: Tue Mar 28 2000 - 17:14:32 EST

Julie Hoffman wrote about letting her seniors read a classic and then give
an oral report. I love this idea! Once again, it is reading for pure
reading. There was no paper involved, no indept analysis. Sometimes I
think we turn children away from reading because they are expecting us to
have them tear the story apart and critique it rather than just read it. I
have students also tell me that because it is a "classic" they feel
obligated to enjoy it. I try to tell them that not everyone likes the same
thing but rather lets look at why you did or did not like it.
Betsy Lehman Scheidemantel


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