November 17th, 2004

breaking bad

Fantastic reading

The Mupsimus writes about teaching literature to (I think) 16 year olds. This year he set them American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I haven't read this book, though my son has. It is interesting how the book captured the interest of most of his students, after he forced them to read 30 pages of it.

One of the more dutiful students finished the assigned reading and then ran to a dormmate, book in hand, and said, "You've got to read this, you won't believe it!" That created a chain reaction, and not only were all of my students rushing to read the chapter, but plenty of students from other classes were borrowing copies of the book to read.
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