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Learn to Love Reading
Help me give my students a class set of a book that will teach them about poetry, familial bonds, empathy, decision making, and problem solving.
My English II consists of low-level readers. The main reason for this apathy for reading is the result of forced classic literature on them without proper engagement, dated themes, and lack of teacher support when dealing with the difficult language. Reading doesn't have to be torture. It doesn't have to be something they feel forced to do. They should want to do it, and I can get them there and they won't even realize they have arrived. They need this.
This book is amazing. It explores a tragedy a young man experienced and we follow him through his coping process. Initially, blinded by emotion, he heads out to make a terrible mistake-to seek his own vengeance. With wisdom from friends and family, he realizes his error and decides to make better choices to secure a great future for himself. The best part? It's told in poetry form. Poetry is something most lower-level learners hate because it's unapproachable. Not this. They will learn poetic rules and forms and not even realize it. They will learn about problem solving, empathy, grief, and pride and they won't. Even. Know. It.
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