Class Novels Holes and Goal

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Class Novels Holes and Goal

  1. 1. Classic Novels and Their Current Relevance Matt Stone
  2. 2. Why Classic Literature? <ul><li>Simple answer- I should have read more in high school </li></ul><ul><li>So much to read, better start now </li></ul><ul><li>These books aren’t going anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>To look good </li></ul>
  3. 3. Essential Questions <ul><li>-Why are these novels relevant today? </li></ul><ul><li>-Why should we study these texts in the classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>-What themes are prevalent within the group of identified classics that unifies them as classical literature? </li></ul><ul><li>- Why should students continue reading novels like these throughout their educational years? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Enduring Understandings <ul><li>Reading one classic can enlighten you a great deal </li></ul><ul><li>Classics such as The Catcher in the Rye can provide insight into students’ thought processes </li></ul><ul><li>There are a ton of them, but each little bit helps </li></ul><ul><li>Classic novels, while not all suited to be read in a classroom environment, can provide excerpts and connections </li></ul><ul><li>You feel smarter! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Products <ul><li>Wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Power Point and Word Search </li></ul><ul><li>Child Abuse Pamphlet </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Board Matching Lesson </li></ul>
  6. 7. Favorite Resources <ul><li>100 Must-Read Classic Novels </li></ul><ul><li>By Nick Rennison </li></ul><ul><li>Published by Bloomsbury Good Reading Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Author background information </li></ul><ul><li>Complete plot description which avoids spoilers </li></ul><ul><li>Small and easy to read </li></ul><ul><li>Just enough information </li></ul><ul><li>Gives both author </li></ul><ul><li>and book information </li></ul>
  7. 8. QUESTIONS?

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