The Gal Who Got Rattled. The Interlopers by H. Munro In this man versus man versus nature story, two feuding neighbors venture into the woods carrying guns; one to hunt, the other to put down a trespasser.
There are few things a biracial year-old growing up in Southern California has in common with Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter.
There are even fewer experiences in the life of that year-old that have much if anything to do with the events that unfold in that novel. Our English teacher led us enthusiastically through the book as I struggled to stay awake.
Nine years after I first slogged through The Scarlet Letter in high school, I found myself back at that same school, this time as a certified teacher. I was, as most young teachers are, idealistic and filled with grand ideas about what I could accomplish in the classroom.
Never before had I read a novel that so directly, powerfully, and immediately connected with my own life experience. The protagonist was a father mourning his biracial Korean son, and I was a biracial Korean son still mourning the loss of his father — to see that in a novel triggered something deep within me.
The writing I produced in response to these books was poor as well. My English teacher constantly berated me for not caring more or trying harder; I felt like I was a terrible writer.
I fell in love with literature again. When I was hired to teach tenth-grade English at my alma mater, I ended up replacing my own former teacher, inheriting her very classroom.
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Unfortunately, I also inherited the same curriculum. I was a new teacher, unproven, and felt I had to play ball.
I accepted that I would not be able to change how things were done in my first year. The first novel atop the sophomore curriculum reading list was The Scarlet Letter. The World Literature curriculum had just one: You should switch it out for something else. The next unit was a short story unit.
We had one of those terrible short story collections, the ones with no discernible theme or pattern, like so many execrable textbooks in this country.
But as I flipped through it, trying to find the prescribed set of stories, two in particular caught my eye. The students, perhaps sensing my love for these weird and wonderful stories, responded well.
Emboldened by their response, I started adding more:High School English Literature: Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents Shakespeare, classic American or European fiction, and contemporary poetry are only a few of the categories of high school English resources you can find on the Web.
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