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  • El Paso High School
  • El Paso, TX
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

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What I love the most about The Road (as far as classroom use) is its accessibility, its honesty, and its hopefulness. Despite the fact that most people find The Road to be a tale of hopelessness, I maintain that while it is bleak, it is a story full of hope. One of the great aspects of this novel for teachers is that it functions on many levels. It is relatively easy to read (perfect for my Limited English Proficient students) and moves quickly, but its profundity enables meaningful explorations and discussions. A neat research project using this novel is the research project I have had my students do with it. Focusing on the following question, they research and present their arguments to the class: What happened prior to the beginning of the novel, and what would drive humans to make the choices that they do in the text? The project is simple enough to fully engage ALL voices. The research is authentic and driven by a clear purpose, but it caters to students’ beliefs about the world and their unique interests rather than focusing narrowly on literary analysis. I am also able to have them contemplate and perhaps even rationalize the more gruesome aspects of humanity such as cannibalism. The groups must persuade their classmates that they have the most convincing argument (perfect practice for the STAAR English II persuasive essay).

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What I love the most about The Road (as far as classroom use) is its accessibility, its honesty, and its hopefulness. Despite the fact that most people find The Road to be a tale of hopelessness, I maintain that while it is bleak, it is a story full of hope. One of the great aspects of this novel for teachers is that it functions on many levels. It is relatively easy to read (perfect for my Limited English Proficient students) and moves quickly, but its profundity enables meaningful explorations and discussions. A neat research project using this novel is the research project I have had my students do with it. Focusing on the following question, they research and present their arguments to the class: What happened prior to the beginning of the novel, and what would drive humans to make the choices that they do in the text? The project is simple enough to fully engage ALL voices. The research is authentic and driven by a clear purpose, but it caters to students’ beliefs about the world and their unique interests rather than focusing narrowly on literary analysis. I am also able to have them contemplate and perhaps even rationalize the more gruesome aspects of humanity such as cannibalism. The groups must persuade their classmates that they have the most convincing argument (perfect practice for the STAAR English II persuasive essay).

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