Posted on December 2, 2011
I teach a weekly literature class for grades 9-12 as part of our homeschool co-op. Here’s this week’s assignment, which I developed 4 years ago in response to a student’s complaint: “Why do we have to read this stuff? Why can’t we just read whatever we want?” The answers were fascinating. Eager to hear what my students share today!
Part 1: List the 10 books that you’ve read in your life (whether by choice or for a school assignment, recently or long ago) that you most enjoyed or liked, and explain why you enjoyed each book. (1-2 sentences of explanation per book will be enough, but you may write up to a paragraph if you really have a lot to say.)
Part 2: List the 10 books you would most want to read if you could read whatever you wanted to, without having to consider school-assigned reading, and explain why you want to read each book. (1-2 sentences or up to a paragraph per book)
Now it’s your turn! You don’t have to list 10, but I’d love to hear about your favorite books and what books you’d like to read. Please leave a comment and share this post with your friends!