Jane Eyre, the story of all Cinderella stories. All women and girls can identify with Jane’s journey to womanhood. Jane is tortured, oppressed, and rejected, but fromm this she grows into an independent, brave, and intelligent young woman. These days, it is so easy to blame your past for something. Anger stems from an abused […]Read more "Jane Eyre"
Author: Roald Dahl Published: Penguin 1984 Year Level: Year 9 Roald Dahl is a writer who almost every youth is familiar with, this autobiography gives insight into his highly adventurous and entertaining childhood. Dahl begins with what he first remembers as a child and the narrative follows him until he finishes secondary school. Each story […]Read more "Boy: Tales of Childhood"
These lyrics by Bon Iver are chilling and haunting, especially when paired with the music. The lyrics can be interpreted many different ways, allowing students to be challenged to uncover what it means to them. Someday my pain, someday my pain Will mark you Harness your blame, harness your blame And walk through With the […]Read more "The Wolves (Act I and II) – Lyrics as Literature"
In Much Ado About Nothing Bendick descibes his ideal woman – this task is a fun way to make Shakespeare’s play relevant to students. Show students examples of Lonely Hearts ads that are found in newspapers such as this: Instructions: Read Benedick’s speech about love and women from the first part of Act 2 Scene 3 – […]Read more "Lonely Hearts"
These lyrics can be studied alongside a text such as V for Vendetta which looks at dictatorship, revolution, freedom, and identity. Following the lyrics is a some ideas for getting deeper into the lyrics . Human beings in a mob What’s a mob to a king? What’s a king to a god? What’s a god to a […]Read more "No Church in The Wild – Lyrics as Literature"
Literature is all around us, although students may complain and say that they don’t like poetry – they are lying. They love poetry. Everyday they plug poetry into their ears, blocking out the rest of the world. Poetry in the form of Rock, Rap, Pop, Hardcore, Folk, Hip Hop, and Electronic. This is why, as I teacher, […]Read more "Wings – Lyrics as Literature"
Author: Philip Pullman Published: Scholastic Ltd, 1995 Year level: year 10 Northern Lights is a fantasy novel set in a world that is similar to ours, yet there is a darkness that threatens the world. The protagonist Lyra begins her journey for truth when her friend Roger disappears. The novel is a fantasy adventure novel, which […]Read more "Northern Lights"