Reading in class
In Norway during the first year of high school we have two competency goals concerning literature
- Discuss and elaborate on English texts from a selection of different genres, poems, short stories, novels, films and theater plays from different epochs and parts of the world
- Discuss literature by and about indigenous peoples in the English-speaking world
Looking closely at these goals it seems to me that it should be voluntary for students if they want to read a novel in class, and if they do they would be smart to choose one by and about indigenous people.
I’m giving my students a choice here and among the suggested literature discussed at our last network meeting I have listed these books. Regarding literature by and about indigenous people suited for high school students, I have to admit I’m at a loss and need some help! Please comment here if you have any suggestions.
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs
- The book Thief, Markus Zusak
- Ender’s Game, Orson Scott
- Twice Toward Justice, Claudette Colvin
- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
- Life of Pi, Yann Martel
- White Tiger, Aravind Adiga
- Click on the links above and read the book descriptions, check out related media and read at least 2 of the customer reviews. Based on your research choose one of the books and write a short post on your blog explaining your choice and your expectations for chosen book
- See if the writer has a Twitter account and send a short message to the author with a link to your blog post!