My students are seniors embarking on their final year of high school. My course is a thematic study of science fiction and fantasy, which they chose. I want to reignite an imaginative spark that will have them leaving high school with a passion for creativity.
My students are seniors in high school.
Each year they vote for a thematic selective to study in their final year of English. The process of selective choices mirrors the options available to them in college. These kids love science fiction and fantasy so my classroom needs to be plenty full of aliens, dragons, and Dystopian futures to fuel their passion for reading. Senioritis is real but when they love what they're reading, it's impossible to be apathetic.
My students will use this classroom library to explore new and exciting texts. Many of my students are avid readers and finish novels quickly. I want to be able to supply them with recommendations that are readily available at their fingers to keep them reading and enthusiastic. These books will serve as the base for a classroom library I hope to expand over the years. In addition to supplementing these students with enjoyable reading, these titles can also be used to fuel their personal inquiry projects.
These books will make my new science fiction and fantasy class out of this world.
These books are sure to inspire both my avid readers and my struggling readers because when students love what they read, they don't feel forced to pick up a book. Senior year is the last chance to make them fall in love with reading and lifelong learning.
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