We read "The Odyssey" before Christmas Break. When we returned from Christmas (we actually went 3 days!!!), we watched "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and had the kids write out the comparisons they could determine. They did a great job!!!
When we finish the upcoming 3 week grammar unit (not my favorite thing to teach :P) , we will start "Romeo and Juliet". If you count high school, college Shakespeare class, and 19 years of teaching it, some years 6x a day, I think I will be reading it for the 70th or so time. Sigh... it's a good thing I really like it :)
The seniors/juniors in 3A are working on "The Prairie" from James Fenimore Cooper's "The Leatherstocking Tales". Natty Bumppo passes again... :P I don't think they were too thrilled with the selection our textbook offers.
Tyler's section of Eng. 3 read a portion of "Moby Dick" during the 3 days... I don't think they were too impressed! I think it's again time we cut out the whale and have the kids walk over/around/on the whale to get a sense of its enormity. No fishing pole for that catch ;)
Does anyone remember reading those in high school? I didn't read either until American Literature class with Dr. Morgan at MSSC.
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