Feature & Follow Friday #10

August 9, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee & Alison at Alison Can Read.

Question of this Week:
Back to School time! Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you'll be teaching this semester.  

Oooh... this is interesting! All through school and now college, I've been lucky to (mostly) have wonderful English teachers, and they've always been my favourites among all the teachers. I dont know, there's something about them... If they're brilliant they can just take you away from the classroom and into a whole new world, and I find that absolutely fascinating! I mean, we could do that for ourselves, yes, but for a class full of kids? That's something else!

And you know what? All through my childhood years, whenever I dreamt of being a teacher (we all did, didn't we?), I somehow always ended up being an English teacher in my head. So here's the reading list for my imaginary class of tweens (probably 8th Grade):

Im not sure, but I'm assuming they should be mostly classics? So here goes...

- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (that's like, A MUST!)

- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
and something by Shakespeare (I dont know which, though. I cant choose)
- The Scarlet Pimpernal by Baroness Orczy
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver

- The Woods are Lovely Dark and Deep by Robert Frost
- Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas
- Daffodils by William Wordsworth
- Where The Mind is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore

So tell me... what's on your lesson plan? Do we have any in common? Have you read any of these books or poems? If yes, what do you think about them? I'd love to know!

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  1. The Scarlet Pimperal is a book I've never heard of. Hm. I like the others you picked!

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  2. Great choices - love P&P and I read it often.

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  3. +JMJ+

    It's so great that you remembered to include poetry! To your suggestions, I'd add Emily Dickinson, because of her unique style, and G.K. Chesterton, because we need a few funny poems in the mix, too! =)

  4. I just can't do Jane Austen. I keep seeing Jane Austen on everyone's lists... but I couldn't eeeek following on twitter ;)

  5. I really love To Kill A Mockingbird, and actually reread it last year (: new bloglovin follower

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  6. I think this week is forcing me to read Pride and Prejudice! Lol! I like how you added poetry too! I didn't even think of that! Great class for sure!

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  7. Ooooh I didn't even think to do a Poetry section. Nice choice of Robert Frost! As for Wordsworth, I tend to have ups and downs (maybe because we studied him so much in uni). Some of his poems I ADORE, others are so self-indulgent. The man has been the subject of many of my essays!

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  8. Nice list. Being in college now, I definitely have appreciated poetry much more, especially Woodsworth :)

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  9. No ee cummings? Come' on now! ;)

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  11. great pick. I love Pride and Prejudice
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  12. I love Pride and Prejudice - I've also included it in my list. In fact, I love all of Jane Austen's novels.

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