As I was perusing my Google Reader this evening, I came across this blog on twenty journalism novels…”Oh,” I thought (I know…not the most intellectually sounding response, but it is a Friday evening and the temp is still near a 100 degrees and we have not had any rain in days…yes, I am beginning to digress…).
According to this blog post, though, hosted by our yearbook publisher Walsworth, these twenty novels can be purchased for less than $100. Again…”Oh.”
Despite the great heat and my being so tired, even my brain knows that this sounds like a grand deal, one that definitely needs to be run by the principal himself.
Please check out this list and tell me what you think…how would you utilize novels in a journalism class?
Here are my initial thoughts:
- Create a podcast on the book. Maybe submit to SchoolTube?
- Discuss book in a lit circle (these we use in our English classrooms, so the students would be familiar with this method.)
- Great “filler” when all the computers are in use.
As I scan back over this list of novels, I note that some of them were published nearly 100 years ago, several are about women, and did I already share with you that this list of novels may be purchased for less than $100?
Cool…yes, cool, despite this heat/drought from which we in my part of the state are suffering!