Monday, October 16, 2006

A Class to Remember

I was at a meeting of ESL teachers at the regional office. We were discussing the English Regents exam, and one teacher stood up and said something like this:

"I don't actually have them read the books anymore. I just make them look for theme, setting, point of view, characterization, and tone."

Me, if you leave me alone, I'll get all excited, trick and bamboozle kids into reading and do everything I possibly can to make them love the stuff they read. But what do I know about literary elements? I just want more readers.
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