Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Back to School Book Blogger Challenge: Day 2

Day 2: If you were/are an English Teacher, share with us your dream lesson plan as far as reading assignments.

When I was in HS we read Romeo and Juliet in 9th Grade, Julius Caeser in 10th Grade, and Hamlet in 12th. In my dream lesson plan, I would fit in A Midsummer Night's Dream somewhere. I had to read that one on my own, but I would have loved to have gotten the classroom experience with it.

I discovered Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights because of my AP English summer reading lists and have always been grateful. Those two would definitely stay. I am also grateful for getting the opportunity to read To Kill a Mockingbird in 9th grade.

We'd also still read The Great Gatsby because I really enjoyed that as well, but I would fit in some of Fitzgerald's short stories, too.

And if it was my dream lesson plan, I would personally switch out Catcher in the Rye for Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Oh, and Sarah Dessen would be an option of summer reading lists. Not for an AP class or anything, but just in general. Sarah Dessen is one of the reasons I fell in love with reading again in HS.

And one last pick: The Book Thief! This one wasn't out when I was in HS but I think it's something most kids today could enjoy.

I did this in a HS perspective because I could go on and on and on for days with books I would choose for late elementary or middle school!



  1. Can you believe my 10th English teacher made us read Romeo & Juliet SILENTLY to ourselves?! I hated Shakespeare until I was in a class later in HS where was actually read it aloud and acted out a few of the scenes.

    Terri M.
    Second Run Reviews

  2. My high school English teacher also introduced me to Wuthering Heights and Hamlet. I still like Hamlet but could never get interested in Wuthering Heights. There was just something about watching a Shakespeare play that trumped anything else.
    Here's my dream lesson.


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