Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee & Alison at Alison Can Read.
Question of this Week:
Back to School time! Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you'll be teaching this semester.
Oooh... this is interesting! All through school and now college, I've been lucky to (mostly) have wonderful English teachers, and they've always been my favourites among all the teachers. I dont know, there's something about them... If they're brilliant they can just take you away from the classroom and into a whole new world, and I find that absolutely fascinating! I mean, we could do that for ourselves, yes, but for a class full of kids? That's something else!
And you know what? All through my childhood years, whenever I dreamt of being a teacher (we all did, didn't we?), I somehow always ended up being an English teacher in my head. So here's the reading list for my imaginary class of tweens (probably 8th Grade):
Im not sure, but I'm assuming they should be mostly classics? So here goes...
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (that's like, A MUST!)
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
and something by Shakespeare (I dont know which, though. I cant choose)
- The Scarlet Pimpernal by Baroness Orczy
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver
- The Woods are Lovely Dark and Deep by Robert Frost
- Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas
- Daffodils by William Wordsworth
- Where The Mind is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore
So tell me... what's on your lesson plan? Do we have any in common? Have you read any of these books or poems? If yes, what do you think about them? I'd love to know!