As I mentioned in an earlier blog post – 25 Challenging Vocabulary Words from Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina – I’ve undertaken a Literacy Project with a couple of my advanced ESL students who were interested in joining me in reading books from the Modern Library’s 100 Best Books List.
This extra-curricular reading project was inspired when, after browsing the list and realizing I had only read a mere 17 on the list of 100, I felt quite embarrassed with myself! Since then I’ve read two more to up my count to 19 – Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, and Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, which was fantastic, poetic, quick and wonderful that I read it in two short days (keeping in mind that I’m a working mom to a toddler, I felt this was a great feat! ^^).
I wonder how many of the books from this list you’ve read? What’s your count? How literary are today’s English teachers? If you don’t mind sharing your answer, please leave a comment. This could be interesting! Again, the link is here.
While on the topic, I thought I’d throw in a couple of helpful links I’ve found for teachers on…
PROMOTING LITERACY in the ESL CLASSROOM
Adult ESL Literacy Survival Guide for Instructors – By Janet Massaro for ELSAnet