Secondary Readers

Posted: October 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

This week in Readers from 3 ESO to 2 Bach we concentrated on what one does best with a book, namely reading. The different books we are studying at the moment are as follows:

3 ESO intermediate: an adaptation of “Frankenstein”

3 ESO and 4 ESO advanced: a Roman historical tale set in a background of fact with a fictional story developing around two legends involving the Ninth Legion’s disappearance, hence the title ” The Eagle of the Ninth”

4 ESO intermediate: With this group we are reading a true classic when it comes to detective stories; “Sherlock Holmes short stories”. The story we read this week was “The Patient”, in which Sherlock Holmes is confronted with the cunning minds of a bunch of bank robbers…

1 Bach: with this group we are reading a rather appealing novel set in Switzerland’s beautiful Alps, where a climber is found 74 years after losing his life in a climbing accident. “In the Shadow of the Mountain” the book is called, which in turn has provided us with a good motive to explore the meaning of metaphors.

2 Bach: here we have just finished evaluating the summer reader ” A love for life”. It was interesting to note how this book really didn’t leave anyone untouched as the opinions ranged from boring to excellent. The topic is a rather mature one in that it explores the journey of adopting a child, amongst other side themes.

In the IB we are treating Readers more like Literature and the students are beginning to see the differences in methodology that this entails. In 1 IB we have just started reading “A love for life” and in 2 IB we are exploring the parallels between the Russian revolution and the animal revolt in George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”.

We will share more of our reading experience as we go along!

Patricia BergströmIMG_0032


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