Classics: Why and How We Can Encourage Children to Read Them
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With the aid of the various techniques mentioned in this book, I hope to propagate the reading of Classics to everyone . . . every student, parent, and educator. Through the use of these techniques, parents and educators will be able to introduce students to the rich world of classic literature without the negative feelings that often result when students are exposed to new, more difficult material. The book also focuses on the importance of reading good literature, methods for encouraging students to do so, and the lifelong benefits children will reap from exposure to classic literature. It is my hope that this book will encourage everyone to make reading the classics a habit rather than a chore. We must do so, for the welfare of the modern generation and those to follow.

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Fiza Pathan was born in Mumbai, India on March 19th, 1989. She finished her high school education from Bombay Scottish School, a reputed ICSE School in Mumbai. She then attended St Andrews College to pursue her B.A. degree in History and Sociology and graduated with a first class. A trained teacher, she graduated with a first class from the St Theresa's
Institute of Education, Santa Cruz, her special subjects being History and English
She has written nine award-winning books and won over forty literary awards.
The nine award-winning books are: S.O.S. Animals and Other Stories, Treasury of Bizarre Christmas Stories, Classics: Why we should encourage children to read them, Nirmala: The Mud Blossom, So This Is Love - Collected Poems, Classics: How we can encourage children to read them, The Flame Will Always Burn-Selected Poems, Amina: The Silent One, Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues, and "Flesh of Flesh" (Short Story).
She is the recipient of the following awards/recognitions:
1. CLASSICS: Why we should encourage children to read them
2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Award - Gold Medal
Mom's Choice Awards® Silver Award Recipient, Kindle version
2014 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Best Book in the category of Education 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards - Winner in the category of Education/Academic
2. CLASSICS: How we should encourage children to read them
Mom's Choice Awards® Silver Award Recipient, Kindle version
2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards - Finalist
2015 Eric Hoffer Award- Honourable Mention (e-Book/non-fiction)
2015 IAN International Book Award - Finalist (How-to)
2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Award - Bronze Medal
2016 EPIC eBook Awards - Finalist- Non-Fiction
4th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards - Winner in the category of Education
3. NIRMALA: The Mud Blossom
2014 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Best Book in the category of Novella.
2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards - Finalist
2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Award- Honourable Mention
2016 New Apple Book Awards- Solo "Medalist Winner" in the E-Book General Fiction
4. S.O.S. Animals And Other Stories
2015 Holiday Book Festival - Honourable Mention
2015 Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival - RUNNER-UP
5. So This Is Love - Collected Poems
2014 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Best Book in the category of Poetry.
6. The Flame Will Always Burn - Selected Poems
2015 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Best Book in the category of Poetry.
7. Treasury Of Bizarre Christmas Stories
2015 Halloween Book Festival - RUNNER-UP
8. Amina: The Silent One
2015-2016 Reader Views Literary Awards - Winner 1st Place General Fiction/Novel
2015-2016 Reader Views Literary Awards - Global Award for Asia
2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Award- Bronze Medal
Foreword Reviews' 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award - Finalist Multicultural (Adult Fiction
2015 New Apple Book Awards - Solo "Medalist Winner" in the eBook General Fiction category.
2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards - Finalist Novella Category
2015 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Category Fiction
2015 New England Book Festival - Honorable Mention in Regional Literature
2016 Pacific Rim Book Festival - RUNNER-UP Regional Literature.
4th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards - Winner in Regional Fiction category.
2016 IAN Book of the Year Awards - Finalist General Fiction
2016 IAN Book of the Year Awards - Finalist Novella
2016 Hollywood Book Festival - Honorable Mention (Wild Card entry)
2016 Great Midwest Book Festival - Runner-Up in Regional Literature
Shortlisted in the 2016 BookViral Book Awards
55 Best Self-Published Books of 2015 - IndieReader
9. Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues
2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Award- Gold Medal
Mom's Choice Awards® Silver Award Recipient, Kindle version.
2015 New England Book Festival-Honorable Mention in Young Adult Category
2015 London Book Festival-Honorable Mention in Young Adult Category
B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
2016 Los Angeles Book Festival-Honorable Mention in Young Adult Category
She lives now with her maternal family in Mumbai and writes novels and short stories which include almost all genres.
She has been 'adopted' by two stray cats who answer to the names of Lopez and Ayn Rand. You may follow her on Twitter @FizaPathan and subscribe to her blog http://insaneowl.wordpress.com/feed/

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Contents A Short Note from the Author 9 CLASSICS Why We Should Encourage Children to Read Them 13 Why We Should Read the Classics 15 Favourite Classics 17 Improves Language Skills and Vocabulary 19 Develops Imagination 23 General Knowledge 27 Check This Out 31 Descriptive Powers 35 Love for Literature and Classics 39 Artistic and Scientific Temperament 43 My Encounter with Dracula 47 Frankenstein and Science 51 Classics and Morals 55 Fun Quiz 61 Abridged or Unabridged? That Is a Silly Question 65 Middle School and Classics 71 Classical Characters Who Have Influenced My Reality 75 Classics and Reading Sessions 77 Conclusion 83 Classics How We Can Encourage Children to Read Them 85 Preface 87 Introduction 89 Basic Direct Techniques 93 Movie First Method 93 Reading Snippets in Class 95 Quiz Sessions 96 Quiz Time 97 The Study Room Break Method 99 Indirect Techniques 105 Literature PowerPoints 105 Chart Method 107 Research Method 108 The Parent Method 109 List of Classics for Teenagers and Parents to Read 113 The Importance of Reading Classics Method 115 What A Student Can Learn From The Classics 118 Reading Classics From A Young Age Method 121 School Initiatives 125 Libraries and Book Fairs 131 Library Method 132 Library Period Method 133 Classroom Library Method 134 Book Fairs 135 Born To Read 139 Audiovisual Aids in Teaching and Imparting Value Education 145 Documentary Videos Method 145 Audiobook Method 147 Moral Science Method 150 Miscellaneous Techniques 155 Conclusion 165 My Take on the Classics A MEMOIR 167 The Baskerville Comforter 169 Sailing in the Wrong Boat 177 Blood Is The Life 183 Hard Times - Ninth and Tenth Grade 189 A Morbid Antiquarian 197 A Letter To My First Student 203 Classics That I Read When I'm Happy 207 A Letter To A Student Who Became A Friend 211 To Scrap Or Not To Scrap The Bard 215 A Letter To My Protégé 221 A Letter To A Prodigy In My Book Club 223 A Letter To A Little Lady 227 Abridged Tales Of My Youth 231 A Letter To A Young Man of Sixteen 237 Uncle Blaise and the Classics 241 Anne and Emily 247 A Letter To A Beginner 251 A Letter To A Musician 255 My World Is A Wonderland 258 Afterword 263 Appendix A 265 Appendix B 267 Appendix C 279 Works Consulted 287 Index 291

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"A bible for anybody working with children’s literature. Fascinating and informative."-- A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review.

"With its wealth of information that ranges from book clubs for young people to notes about obstacles to reading and comprehension and the myriad benefits of classics, CLASSICS: Why And How We Can Encourage Children To Read Them is a treasure trove of insights highly recommended for teachers and adults who want to pass on the legacy of classic reading to kids."--D.Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review.

"Beautifully presented, authoritative and articulate, Classics: Why and How We Can Encourage Children to Read Them is an absolute must read and is recommended without reservation." - Book Viral.

"Classics: Why We Should Encourage Children to Read Them does what it sets out to do, and it will probably get a goodly percentage of its readers to consider diving into a classic novel themselves. It's highly recommended. "-Reviewed by John Magnus for Readers' Favorite

"All of us could take a page from Pathan's Classics and begin to read, reread, and encourage our children to explore the time-honoured books of our heritage. " - RECOMMENDED by the US Review of Books.

"Calling upon various multimedia aids, lecture techniques, and old-fashion fun, Pathan's comprehensive, multi-approach guide is destined to become a classic reference for the classics themselves." - (Source - the US Review of Books, coverage of "2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award") "Pathan's writing style is conversational and ebullient, and her ideas seem solid and eminently workable both for kids and anyone else who might be finding a diet of social media, internet gossip, and television to be getting a bit tired and dull." -Reviewed by John Magnus for Readers' Favorite.

"Pathan's writing style is precise and to-the-point, and the book is a joy to read." - Reviewed by Caroline Blaha-Black for the US Review of Books

Classics: How We Can Encourage Children to Read Them (Volume 2) is a marvelous and innovative educational text and it's most highly recommended." -Reviewed by John Magnus for Readers' Favorite.

"This is a great learning tool for teachers, parents, and students, and also for anyone who loves classic literature." -RECOMMENDED by the US Review of Books.

"You have created a thorough yet concise guide that should be of interest to parents and educators." -Judge, 23rd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards."

"You do a good job of addressing a wide audience some of whom will have a lot of experience with education and/or literature and others that will not." -Judge, 23rd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards."

Awards:

Gold Medal- 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards (Non-fiction/Education)

The Mom's Choice Awards ® Silver Medal (Kindle Version)

2015 Beverly Hills International Book Awards- Education/Academic

Pinnacle Book Achievement Award –Education

Bronze Medal- 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards (Non-fiction/Education)

The Mom's Choice Awards ® Silver Medal (Kindle Version)

4th Beverly Hills International Book Awards- Education/Academic

2015 Eric Hoffer Book Awards- Honorable Mention (eBook Non-fiction category)

2016 EPIC EBook Awards - Finalist Non-Fiction

2015 Next Generation Indie book Awards - Finalist (Education/Academic)

2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards - Finalist (How-to)
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