Friday, September 2, 2011


Question: Why do we read novels?

Answer/Quote: “The ways all of us interact and get through life are illustrated in stories. Adolescents are preoccupied with themselves and their relationships with others. They are ready to study human nature as shown in novels.” P. 523.

Comment: Do we ever address the question of why we read novels when we assign them in class? Or do we just assume that students understand the reasons for reading novels? Try asking your classes, “Why do we read noels?” What’s the point? RayS.

Title: Review of Novel Strategies for Young Adults.  Donita Covey. 1992. Englewood CO., Teachers Ideas Press. Reviewed by JA Williams and DW Sandmann. Journal of Reading (March 1994), 522-523.

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