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An Educator's Reading List of Contemporary Literature, Literacy, and Reading Issues. Visit us at http://www.GoogleLitTrips.org
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51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature

51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it

. “She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.”
—Kate Chopin, “The Awakening”

GoogleLitTrips Reading List's insight:

19 December 2014

 

What's your favorite sentence (anywhere)?

 

Kids quote a lot! Maybe from literature; maybe not. But, they love individual sentences that somehow stick in their minds. And, they use those special sentences repeatedly as a means of expressing "something" that someone else expressed so well in their perception.

 

Where do these sentences come from? A favorite movie, TV character, bumpersticker, poem, song lyric, book, celebrity, teacher, ....

 

Who knows, but wherever a kid is touched by a single sentence, there is a magic worth paying attention to.

 

What if kids were asked to find and document the source for a single sentence that has captured their interest in ways that no other single sentence has captured them?

 

Don't judge the source. Don't judge the kid. Just listen to the honesty even if that honest is actually between the words they share.

 

I'd give it a try just to see what happens.

 

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BuzzFeed is one of the "go to" sites for today's hip crowd. I've scooped several literature related articles that put reading on the cutting edge of cool. 

 

They've just launched a new section dedicated to books. So, if you want to get out in front of literary cool and strut it in front of your students, you might want to bookmark this page and check it out frequently. 

 

Here's just a sampling of the articles on todays BuzzFeed Books page...

 

10 Super Fierce YA Heroines

Book Quiz: How Many Opening Lines Do you Know?

The Book No One Can Read

16 Unique And Awesome Bookshelves For Every Budget

15 Unintentionally Disturbing Vintage Children's Books You'll Find On Etsy

16 Pandas Who Understand Sylvia Plath

15 Books Banned For The Most Absurd Reasons Ever

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

Kurt Vonnegut's Volunteer Letter To JFK

Reading "The Princess Bride" Ruins You Childhood, Which Is Why You'll Love It Forever

E.B. White's Fantastic Letter About Why He Wrote "Charlotte's Web"

16 Audiobooks Read By A-List Celebrities

 

And more...

 

Anyone NOT SEE tremendous possibilities for make INFORMATIONAL Reading relevant in a Literary Reading class?

 

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