Posts tagged john green
Posts tagged john green
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So when I finally get my own classroom, I know what I’m showing on the first day.
How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1 (by crashcourse)
This artwork, inspired by The Fault in Our Stars, was designed by Lala Vicencio.
I just really want this book to exist.
(Quote taken from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)
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Welp. That didn’t take long to happen.
So I didn’t think all of this would fit on a standard sized poster but it did! If there are any typos or anything that’s hard to read I’d love to know so I can fix it. :) This was all me, so if you repost it please give me credit. Or better yet just reblog it! :D
Why do you ruin my quality internet? Those super thin letters aren’t that thin on the PDF. :(
This is epic.
I thought it would be fun to make this list for my freshmen to hopefully encourage them to read this summer. Plus, they seem like the type of kids who would appreciate it.
- John Green Looking for Alaska
The protagonist leaves his hometown for boarding school to make new friends and he meets the girl who will make him search for an answer.
- John Green The Fault in Our Stars
A real, tenderhearted look at how teenagers live and cope with the prospect of dying. It’s set in Indianapolis, too.
- Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
I don’t want you to wait until you “have” to read this for an assignment.This is a Great American Novel. I love to reread it every few years and learn something new.
- Sarah Vowell Assassination Vacation
This is one of my favorite nonfiction writers. She travels to places associated with presidential assassinations and takes you on a wacky journey through obscure American History. (Fun fact: The author is the voice of Violet on The Incredibles.)
- Frank McCourt Angela’s Ashes
And you thought your childhood was bad? Frank McCourt was born American and his parents took him BACK to Ireland were he grew up poor and found his way back to the US. This is the first of three autobiographies. (He later became a successful teacher!
- Michael Crichton Timeline
The same author of Jurassic Park (also fun), and this combines two of my favorite genres: sci-fi/time travel and medival history.
- Stephenie Meyer The Host
This does not have vampires or wolves. It has aliens that invade your body. Just go with it.
- Steve Almond Candy Freak
He likes candy. He researches the candy industry. He visits candy factories. This book will make you hungry and start looking for obscure candy everywhere. I now stock up on Twin Bings whenever I see them.
- Art Spiegelman Maus (Parts I and II)
A graphic novel in which the author tells his father’s story of survival in a concentration camp. The Jews are mice, the Nazis are cats, and you will be beyond moved by this.
- Stephen King 11/22/63
I’d never read a King “book,” only essays, before this. Don’t be daunted by how big it looks. It’s a great read. I’d always found the JFK assassination fascinating, but when a time travel element is thrown in (and not like the usual time travel stuff!) it is SO good.
- Kenneth C. Davis Don’t Know Much About…
Fill in the blank to finish the title: American History, The Bible, The Universe, The Civil War, Mythology, Geography. I love ALL of his books. They’re like Q & A sessions about history in a way you can completely understand.
- Watch this YouTube Channel: “Crash Course.”
It’s by John and Hank Green. I love it. You will too.
John Green on writing, in this interview, which I believe took place in the Netherlands (an assumption based on all the Dutch in the description bar!)
Anyway I just thought this was a terrific explanation of how it feels to write. Now I ought to return to writing this behemoth of a dissertation.(via hermionejg)
I’m doing mine on John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. Part of the construction of the unit is (obviously) to do a very close reading of the text and to make a reading guide noting all the metaphors, potential read-alouds, vocabulary, etc. That’s my project for the day once I finish the last 40 pages of Where the Red Fern Grows.
I’m really excited to create this novel unit, and it’s a personal goal to find a school in which I can teach TFiOS. The book is full to bursting with allusions, metaphors, themes, and just simple life lessons, and kids will definitely benefit from reading it.
This may stem from the fact that I so admire John Green as an author and have wanted to teach Looking for Alaska for a while now (but in Alabama and Tennessee we’re all like, “Ew, realistic teenage characters. Ban that book!”). I figure at least I’ll have the unit, so if and when the time comes that I can teach The Fault in Our Stars, I’ll be prepared. And once I feel confident in my novel unit-making abilities, maybe I’ll make one for Looking for Alaska, just in case I end up at a school system that doesn’t ban books.
I also get the feeling that creating units for books that I love is going to be so much fun, but creating units for books that I hate is going to be a hellish ordeal.
Forget that ultimately, Looking for Alaska argues against drinking and driving and vapid sexual relationships. There is sex, alcohol, and cursing in it, and God knows those teenagers knew absolutely nothing about those things before they read this book.
Come on, Knoxville, get your crap together.
I like this outlook on life
Got The Fault in Our Stars today! Purple J-Scribble! :D