“To hell with Gatsby’s green light!” Why we should stop teaching novels to high-school students.
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“To hell with Gatsby’s green light!” Why we should stop teaching novels to high-school students.

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  1. the-color-of-fire reblogged this from theparisreview
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  4. musingsofafuturewriter reblogged this from theparisreview and added:
    While the initial link to the article made me go, “WHAT?!”, the author makes some really interesting and...
  5. fidius reblogged this from theparisreview and added:
    Despite being someone who has always enjoyed reading novels (including the much-hated Great Expectations, which I read...
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    “To hell with Gatsby’s green light!” Why we should stop teaching novels to high-school students....
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  13. ambigrammar reblogged this from theparisreview and added:
    An interesting thought, though the author neglects to take into account those students who really do enjoy fiction....
  14. funambulizm reblogged this from theparisreview and added:
    I personally had many “profound literary experiences” in the high school classroom. I think there should be room for...
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  17. thestandardprincess reblogged this from theparisreview and added:
    To be fair, I really enjoy most of the fiction we read, but I completely agree that many high school students just don’t...
  18. theredshoes reblogged this from theparisreview and added:
    "on the treacherous precipice of thirty I can kind of relate to the themes of adult loss, waning youth" This person...
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  22. ohgodhesloose reblogged this from mvmarcz and added:
    In high school I had to slog through The Stone Angel, which is considered a Canadian literary classic but was really...
  23. wanderingthroughthevalleys reblogged this from theparisreview and added:
    No, never, I don’t believe this! Novels reach out to you, sometimes on a very visceral level, guide you in becoming...
  24. ereynolds reblogged this from theparisreview and added:
    THIS.
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  26. artifedex reblogged this from caffeinated-cake and added:
    My class actually did quite well with Of Mice and Men, because it was the first time we could read a book aloud with...