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10/9/12 2:22 P
Another vote for To Kill a Mockingbird. I had to read both in 10th grade, and I couldn't put Mockingbird down (I got in trouble for reading it during other classes!), whereas I didn't care much for Of Mice and Men. If I had to choose which one to read again, I would choose Mockingbird.
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2,083 10/9/12 11:49 A
@ Omender, it's for their GCSE, which is a certificicate of education in various subjects (for those of you in countries where you don't do them) They just need to study a text from a different culture, which for us in the UK is American Literature. So neither books messages really go better with the final objective, which is to analyse the lanaguage of the book. I love both and would teach both if I could, and I really have issues choosing between the both.
PS I assume 9th grade is 15 year olds in the US, as that is the age of the students I teach.
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10/9/12 11:24 A
Of Mice and Men -- love love Steinbeck
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2,241 10/9/12 10:50 A
To Kill A Mockingbird
It Is What It Is.... :)
10/9/12 10:41 A
I love, "To Kill A Mockingbird."
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8 10/9/12 10:35 A
Both are really amazing but for 9th grade, I would go for To Kill A Mockingbird. The themes and lessons of To Kill A Mockingbird are more positive and attainable to younger readers.
"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice." - Wayne Dyer
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10/9/12 9:57 A
My daughter and my favorite book are Mockingbird. She had to read both and didn't like Mice and Men.
"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."
10/9/12 9:41 A
What are the objectives of the unit and which book better gets those across to the students? Which do you like better and why?
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3,510 10/9/12 9:33 A
You don't have to eat the whole thing.
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10/9/12 9:09 A
another vote for To Kill A Mockingbird
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