My Favorite Literature to Teach

Here is a list of my favorite literary works of length to teach:

  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

What are your favorite pieces of literature to teach?


5 thoughts on “My Favorite Literature to Teach

  1. mrschili

    My favorite, HANDS DOWN, is Frankenstein. Follow that up with A Christmas Carol, Hamlet, Morrison’s Beloved and Silko’s Ceremony and you’ve got a pretty kickin’ lit class, methinks!

  2. drpezz Post author

    I almost added A Gathering of Old Men as well–just love that story and the storytelling technique of the shifting perspective.

  3. NYC Educator

    I teach ESL, and it’s very hard to hook my kids into reading books in English for the first time. I like very accessible books with themes related to immigration or other countries, and I like only contemporary language, particularly in the first books. I favor The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, and I recently taught Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt to a college class.

    I also like The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith for its simple language, intelligence, and subtle humor.

    A really great book about immigrants is Christ in Concrete by Pietro diDonato, though the language is a little rugged for my students.


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