Literature genres and subgenresJune 5, 2015 – 07:43 am

Literature genres and subgenres

In the beginning, there was the Narrative, the story being told. Then things got complicated. Genre (n): categories (and subcategories) of Narratives that have similar technique, style, form, and/or content The two broadest divisions of genre are Fiction and Nonfiction. Fiction (n): the class of literature comprising works of imaginative narration, especially in prose form. Nonfiction (n): the branch of literature comprising works of narrative prose… gold IRA

U.S. history novels for high school studentsAugust 31, 2015 – 10:04 am

U.S. history novels for high school students

Seven Authors for the History Books Make the dread of history a thing of the past with these engaging writers of historical fiction. Matthew Pearl. Pearl makes classic literature interesting, something your English teacher might want to try. The Last Dickens. The setting is Boston, 1870. News of Charles Dickens death has arrived. Publisher Daniel Osgood sends his clerk to pick up Dickens last manuscript. The clerk is found dead and the manuscript…

YouTube Literature Circles rolesApril 24, 2015 – 11:08 am

YouTube Literature Circles roles

Okay, I confess: I thrive on organization and structure in my classroom. My students like routines, and I like to know what progress each student is making on a daily basis. If you are like me, then your first experience with literature circles may just put you over the edge. Relinquishing control of my classroom was not easy. Customizing Literature Circles How I implement literature circles depends upon the learning outcomes for that unit. When I…

Top novels for high school studentsJuly 26, 2015 – 03:38 pm

Top novels for high school students

Books, including JD Salinger s Catcher in the Rye, are said to be banned in the string of schools Rex Which books should every teenager have read before they leave secondary school? The majority of the top 20 will sound all too familiar for anyone who has done GCSE English Literature in the past 20 years, but how many of them have you read? The Top 20 books you should have read by the time you finish school 1. 1984 by George Orwell 2. To Kill A Mockingbird…

Top classic novels for high school studentsApril 12, 2015 – 02:55 pm

Top classic novels for high school students

This list grew out of a conversation between a Ridgeview teacher and a parent. In light of that conversation, teachers were asked to recommend books that high school students might enjoy reading, ranging from the light to the serious. Many of us recommended books we enjoyed when we were in high school: We have not gone back to reread them, and some are clearly more appropriate for older than for younger students. For this reason, parents should exercise…

Literature genres for studentsOctober 29, 2014 – 01:14 pm

Literature genres for students

What types of books do you like to read? Are you a mystery buff? Maybe you enjoy reading reflections about the world around you. Or, are romance novels your thing? These different types of books are examples of specific genres. The genre of a book is determined by the content of the book. Some broad literary genres include fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The content of fiction books is make-believe. Nonfiction books depict things that really happened…

World Literature for high school homeschoolJuly 8, 2015 – 02:36 pm

World Literature for high school homeschool

World Literature is a great course to include on the homeschool high school transcript. What makes a good World Literature credit? The other day, I was chatting with one of the homeschool high schoolers that I advised for her upperclass years. She shared with me that her World Literature homeschool group class was her favorite English class in high school. She was in the same class as my youngest son. He loved the course also, so I’ll share what they…