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Interactive video lesson plan for: How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1

Activity overview:

In which John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions. Why do we read? What's the point of reading critically. John will argue that reading is about effectively communicating with other people. Unlike a direct communication though, the writer has to communicate with a stranger, through time and space, with only "dry dead words on a page." So how's that going to work? Find out with Crash Course Literature! Also, readers are empowered during the open letter, so that's pretty cool.

The Reading List!

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare: http://dft.ba/-shakespearerj

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: http://dft.ba/-fitzgeraldgg

Catcher in the Rye: http://dft.ba/-catcher

Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson: http://dft.ba/-dickinson

Some of these are available from gutenberg.org as free ebooks. You should check that out.

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Tagged under: Book,Books,Reading,Author,Novel,Writing,Library,Letters,word,words,poetry,poem,iambic pentameter,drama,play,shakespeare,gatsby,\holden caulfield\,catcher rye,\John Green\,\critical reading\,criticism,\authorial intent\

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