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I know there is a recommended list, but we don't use it at all in our school; we teach what we like.
As long as the text is engaging for kids, loved by the teacher, is good enough to allow comment on language, structure, imagery, character and theme, then I think anything goes. Of course, the more well taught the text is, the more resources there will be on it on the internet!
I'd say the more often taught
You don't like The Hunger Games manc?
manc I like things which are fairly gentle and life-affirming
airymanc I like things which are fairly gentle and life-affirmingBut not Skellig?
I simply don't get Skellig. And I find a lot of my students don't either and I can't actually help them out. I can get that we're not necessarily supposed to know what Skellig is - but I don't understand the point.
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