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Reel Reading for Real Readers–The Orphan Master’s Son

ReelReading2My AP English students are in the middle of an end-of-year book project. In groups of three, they chose a book from the Pulitzer Prize or the Man-Booker Prize lists. They are reading and discussing these books and trying to determine what makes them award winners. They will create most of the parts of an AP English exam, based on the books they’ve read and discussed together.

Students are reading and discussing these complex, rich texts–literature at the top of the literary food chain. There are few things that make me more excited.

Here’s a glimpse into one of the books students chose for this project:

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