Monday, August 25, 2008

Teaching books that don't stack up

Do English classes alienate teens with dry reading lists, fact-based tests and an inflated reliance on the traditional classics? This essay argues that, to reach a generation which is widely reported to be the least likely to read for pleasure, teachers must re-evaluate how literature is taught, what books make up reading lists, and how knowledge in English classes is tested.

It's worth a look.