Classic Mystery Prompt #7

This is another question by Classic Remarks. Should high school readers be assigned classic books that were originally written for an adult audience?

I never really thought of this.Yes, I read tough reads in high school, and most of them were classics. High school students should read these adult books- what if they find an author they love or a book they enjoy.

3 thoughts on “Classic Mystery Prompt #7

  1. I do think there are two sides to the debate. A lot of people focus on how they hated reading books in high school– but a lot of people also ENJOYED reading the chosen books. Or maybe they didn’t enjoy them at the time but the challenge was still valuable to them.

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  2. Hmm… this is an interesting question! I think that there’s definitely value in having kids read these books, but I think that it might be a nice idea for more teachers to gather a selection of classics that maybe handle similar themes and allow students to pick the ones that they are more interested in. While I did enjoy a lot of the books I had to read in high school, I think that a lot of people would probably be more open to the idea of classics if they had more of a choice of what they read.

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