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My name is Slawka Grabowska. I organize Donostia Book Club. We meet every month to discuss previously chosen books or short stories. Check out our FB page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Donostia-Book-Club/105225566276875?ref=hl

New report on what kids are reading compares 1907 to 2012

Reblogged from Books2day:

This might be of interest to anyone who teaches or follows reading trends in schools. One major finding of the report is that materials read are much less complex today than in the past, which doesn't come as a major surprise to any parent raising kids in today's video game culture.

 

Below is an infographic summarizing the report followed by links to free e-book copies of the works cited. You can find the full report, for free also, on the Renaissance web site. Enjoy! 

 

 

 

Top High School Reading, 1907-2012 with Links to Free Books 

1907

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Silas Marner by George Eliot

 

1923
The Rivals: A Comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

Sohrab and Rustum by Matthew Arnold

 

1964

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Silas Marner by George Eliot

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

 

2012

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Night by Elie Wiesel

 

Source: http://www.renlearn.com/whatkidsarereading/default.aspx