Follow Me Friday-Back to School
Feature Follow is the day of the week that we get to know each other and make some new friends. This is graciously put on by our hosts Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Each week there is one blog featured by each host and a question to help us break the ice and open discussion. Since I am new to blogging I don't currently have a preference as to how you follow me. Feel free to follow through bloglovin, email, or GFC. I'm not picky just happy to have the company.
This weeks question is:
This is very interesting, and I struggled a lot with what to choose. There are so many books by so many different authors that I would love to share. I would love to teach Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver or IT by Stephen King, but other than just being great books I couldn't really find an academic reason for studying these. So after a lot of thought I think I have a good idea of what I would teach. Here are the books I would teach and why.Back to School time! Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you'll be teaching this semester.
1. Study in Scarlett by Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle- I really like this story and it is a good example of a classic detective story. This is written by the fictional character John Watson and told from his perspective. It can possibly raise some good discussion as to what Holmes's opinion or out look might have been on the same events.
2. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury - I figure by this time in the semester it would be fall and around Halloween. This is a short entertaining read for Halloween. It has a poetic style to the writing and there is an old Disney movie adaptation I could show right before fall break around Thanksgiving. This could open discussion on differences between movie and book and where they positive or negative to the story.
3.The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- This gives a good portrayal of the Holocaust and has some history of Nazi Germany through out. It is a great story and one I think that would tie history and literature together.
4. Student's choice- The love of reading and literature can't be taught in my opinion. It has to be found, that one perfect book is different for everyone and I would like to give my students a chance to find it as the last book for the semester. Then the class can teach each other about their pick as a final presentation.