I love literature, be it poetry, prose or plays and I love incorporating them into my classes. Students need to be exposed to it, in order to understand the value of it and love it. And they are very receptive to it.
I hope to share more and more ideas here as time goes by.
A book we have enjoyed reading in class this semester has been The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I loved re-reading it and my students adored it – I hope the next book we start will be as loved as this one! Another plus about this book is that this year it has also come out in a film. We are planning to go and watch it all together!
Here are some materials I have prepared for our classes – I hope you find them useful! The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
And here are some other useful materials I have found while surfing the web:
- The Book Thief – Reader’s Guide
- Picador Australia Reading Group Notes
- Kristallnacht Photos and Mini-Texts
- Voices of the Holocaust
- Death Be Not Proud (Poem)
- The Book Thief Study Guide
Alice Munro is a Canadian writer, recently awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. She is very popular for her short stories. My students and I read Dear Life and we loved all the stories in it!
Here are some materials we used.
And some useful links:
- Nobel prizewinner Alice Munro: ‘It’s a wonderful thing for the short story’
- Poor Rose, by Christian Lorentzen
- Book World – Dear Life, by Alice Munro