Posts tagged Canon
Master of Allusions-or-Does "The Canon" Foster Culture?

What is the purpose for reading a Canonical book as a class?  Is it to know the story?  Many of the reading guides I've seen tend to focus on plot.  Is it to open a discussion on a topic embedded in the story?  That is a different kind of reading.  Is it to make the students into better readers?  Not every student arrives to a book prepared to read it.  Those are only a few questions in regard to how people view ELA novel work. 

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