Books for Teaching Reader Response Strategies
Greece: A Complete Resource by Sean Stewart Price
Take students on an odyssey of learning and fun back to ancient Greece. Students become experts on ancient Greece as they play a polis strategy game, argue a case in an Athenian trial, map out historic sites along the Aegean coast, enact a scene from Antigone, try on Golden Age fashions, and much more.
Classroom Tip: If you're basing your “Literature Land” on Ancient Greece, use this resource to help your students build background information.
Expectations by Charles Dickens
Considered by many to be Dickens's greatest work, this is a timeless story where vindictiveness and guilt clash with love and gratitude. A poor boy living in intolerable conditions gets a new lease on life due to a mysterious benefactor.
Classroom Tip: This classic tale is often used as a core literature piece in 9th grade. The theme lends itself to another type of Literature Land Theme Park.
Young tycoons can start from scratch and design their dream park, filled with all-new themes and extreme coasters like Giga Coaster and Spinning Wild Mouse.
Classroom Tip: A great CD-Rom that not only provides ideas for thrill rides, but also teaches physics concepts.
Coaster Tycoon 2
Build an amusement park from the ground up with this program. Your student can fill his dream park with over 50 thrilling roller coasters and other attractions like merry-go-rounds and haunted houses.
Classroom Tip: More ideas!
and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Warring families, gang fighting, teen passion, and a tragic denouement all fill this timeless tale of star-crossed lovers.
Classroom Tip: The themes from this classic play serve as a wonderful springboard for a Literature Land Theme Park.