Here’s our very first post for the books my students will be reading this semester. Our first class is Thursday night, Feb. 27, and they’re all supposed to discuss one of the readings for the week in the comments I am hoping the rest of you will comment and discuss, too, since that would make our discussions much richer.
It’s rare to find any students who have never read Where the Wild Things Are, but a fresh look after many years tends to reveal more. And reading this book as teachers brings up the question about protagonists who do not model good behavior. What do you do with that?
Note: there will be two other posts for this week’s readings. One on Mirror by Jeannie Baker and one on three articles from our March 1998 special issue on picture books. You can find the others by clicking on the tag link below: “Feb 27 2014 readings.”