I’m back in the English classroom, but it’s a little different this time around. This time, I’m not looking at it from an analytical English-y (yes, I can do that) way, I’m looking at literature from the teacher’s perspective. What does that mean? Does it really change anything?
Glad you asked, because yes, yes it does. It changes everything. I am no longer looking for personal connections or even any kind of familiarity with the literature I’m studying (however that doesn’t make the literature any less appealing to me). I’m now looking for literature that will make my students think about life and love, and what it means to be a human being. My books will be chosen according to their age group and their interests. I’m going to have to broaden my love of fantasy and turn it into a love for a plethora of different types of literature.
Well, here it goes. It all begins with From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg. Chapter 1 has been really good, and I’ll let you know how the rest goes.