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English Nerd Moment! Who is your favorite author to read & who is your favorite author to teach? I'll go first: Read = Ann Martin (Babysitter's Club, it's still one of my favorite reads) Teach = Langston Hughes

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Mark Twain (both to read and to teach)

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Hands down...Shakespeare.

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Shakespeare is basically the lewdest and inventive author you can teach students. I love it! Nothing funnier than a room full of juniors using the Shakespeare Insult Generator to "insult" one another, a la Epic Rap Battle style! My favorite to read is Pearl Buck. She has such a way with words to make you feel the most with the least amount of words and sentences.

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The lists are too long... Love to teach: Beowulf To Kill a Mockingbird Binti Night

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I don't have a favorite to read, although I do lean more towards works by female authors and poets for my own enjoyment. Oddly enough I prefer to teach works by male authors such as Langston Hughes, Gary Soto, Sherman Alexie, Roald Dahl, Edgar Allan Poe, etc.

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Love to read and teach Roald Dahl!

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Read- Kurt Vonnegut Teach- Pam Muñoz Ryan or Maya Angelou

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Read (for myself): John Scalzi's novels, Emily Dickinson's poetry, and Jonathan Hickman's comics (though I'm also working through Chris Claremont's run of X-Men with my daughter right now) Teaching: Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Ray Bradbury

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I got in trouble by a high school English teacher turned vice principal for teaching “Something Wicked this way Comes.” He asked me if I was discussing orgies in my classrooms. I earmarked the pages he was referring to and asked him to read them and tell me what he thought it was about. I don’t recall right now, but I do remember a couple of boys climbing on into a large tree and spying on the homeowners. No one, other than the VP, had an issue with it. I don’t remember the outcome either. Sometimes it what is hinted at rather than discussed directly that holds their interest the most.

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My favorite authors are Stephen King and Dean Kootz I teach 2 books that I like. The Westing Game and Freak the Mighty.

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Read: Michael Chabon Teach: Shakespeare

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I just finished reading “The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen” by Lloyd Alexander with my 6th graders. What a fantastic book!!

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Who I love to read changes all of the time, but I reread Michael Crichton more frequently then all the others. Comfort food. Who do I enjoy teaching? Lois Lowry (The Giver). Ray Bradbury.

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