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This Week’s question: Required Reading: Which book from your school days do you remember reading & enjoying? Is there a book published now that you’d like to see in today’s curriculum for kids?
I remember back in school, I actually didn’t like to read. Something about the fact that they were forcing me to. I prefer to do it on my own time, which is probably why now I love it.
There were some good books that I had to read back then, one being Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It’s the one I remember the most and really enjoyed. The reason for that is the teacher made it a lot of fun.
What we had to do while we read, was think of something creative to show the story to others, be it a scene in a shoebox, some form of art and so on. I made a comic strip for each of the acts, and I still have them to this day. All hand done, and laminated. They got perfect marks, and apparently everyone thought they were hilarious (I based my characters on my friends). Students, in my opinion, need to be doing something that has a little fun added, not the same “read this book and answer questions”.
As for books in the curriculum, they definitely need to be more modern so the kids can relate to them, but something also written well and won’t bore them.