Saturday, August 25, 2012

895. My students love stories too

One day teacher of English A said to teacher of English B, “We must foster our students should read. There’re several different ways of reading, each one capable of enriching us in different ways. Actually I’m referring to genres. And within each genre we have to be careful to assign enriching readings to our students: they are in the process of making their minds, and we can help enrich them or draw them to misery.

Each genre demands different attitudes: think of thrillers, classic simplified readers for kids that don’t master the language yet, novels, books that help contemplate the world, books that make you stop to contemplate truth or an imaginary landscape, history books that let us know our past and who we are, drama with diverse characters and ways of thinking, science books, romance.

All of them are necessary. Nevertheless we have to perhaps select one, or two, or three for each academic year. I’ve often said in this blog that youngsters love stories a lot. Oh, set some free writing after reading.” / Photo from: guardian co uk. woman placing saucepan         
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