Monday, March 20, 2006
My Reading Class
We are going to be reading Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll starting this week. These books are absolutely fantastic and I am especially looking forward to teaching these little rascals how to play chess. Most peope have seen the Disney adaptation and thus never feel inclined to read Carroll's works ... quite a mistake!
At the moment, we are also reading American folktales about Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill. We have previously looked at a Greek myth, that of Icarus's "fall from grace", and read a poem that connects with it.
I know that this blog is intended for book recommendations and I promise to get back to that. I just had to take a moment to write about what's going on in my Reading class.
By the way ... I'm looking for recommendations in the area of mythology, legends, or folktales.