Thoughts on Teaching Parts of Novels
What your thoughts are on teaching selections from novels rather than the whole novel itself? I've always believed that novels are to be understood as whole works and that breaking them into pieces destroys cohesion and meaning. However, I'm finding that teaching the level of critical reading required by the common core takes a lot of time and is often done best when texts are chunked into smaller sections.
When is it appropriate to take representative sections from a longer novel rather than asking students to read the whole thing?
- English Language Arts
- Common Core / Planning