Day #53 AP Class Favorites: The Monster, the Demon, and Hamlet

At the end of the year I always ask the Advanced Placement English Literature students to take a feedback survey. One of the questions on the survey asks students what novels, plays or epic poems were their favorite pieces. Their answers on this survey always help determine the selections for the following year.  Including the summer reading, there were 13 works from the literary canon that students read during the school year:Literary canon

SUMMER READING:

Little Bee
Bel Canto
1000 Splendid Suns
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
The Poisonwood Bible
The Tempest

DURING SCHOOL YEAR:
A Thousand Acres
Antigone
King Lear
Frankenstein
Paradise Lost
Beloved
Hamlet

This year, the top favorite titles receiving four stars each were Frankenstein and Hamlet coming in tied at 67%;  Paradise Lost came in at 53%.  The conclusion that can be drawn from their choices is that for 21st Century students, they are pre-20th Century traditionalists!

 

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