After being in distance learning for a whole year, it is nice to come back and do normal things again. One of those things is reading physical books. Teachers take the time to pick out books for students to read and learn from. Reading is important because it helps expose students to different types of writing styles and can also help students learn about modern problems in our world through interesting stories. Teachers aren’t trying to torture you by reading a book. Students can benefit a lot from reading and interacting with the text in their classes. Some of the books students are currently reading at Montclair are Stamped, 1000 splendid suns, Macbeth, Merchant of Venice, Slaughterhouse-five, and Born a crime.
“I like choosing books that might interest students. I think it is good to have a diversity of authors and different viewpoints as well as what happens in the books,” says English teacher Mr.Warner as we discuss the importance of books chosen for students.
He also says that some students like the books chosen but many don’t. “I try my best to teach in a way to get them excited or appreciate the value of what they are reading,” he declares. It is important for students to appreciate the effort that teachers put into teaching them things in an interactive way. Mr. Warner says that he likes some of these books like the slaughterhouse-five because it uses humor to “Disarm the reader” but still makes it enjoyable while reading about serious topics. Another book that was discussed was Born a Crime because it uses humor to address racism which might be a good way to get students to think about some real-world problems. In conclusion, reading books is not bad because there are many things that can be taken from it. There are so many things that we do not know so it is a good way to extend your knowledge which can be fun by reading about real-life problems turned into stories.