Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Purpose of This Blog

Speculative literature is literature of the fantastic, the unknown. To be more exact, it's a catch-all phrase for fantasy and science fiction literature (and sometimes horror). While literature like this is very popular with young people, it's not taught very often in secondary school. Even when it is taught, it's often not taken as seriously as “realistic” literature.

The purpose of this blog is to be a place where teachers can learn about teaching fantasy and science fiction literature. This will be a place to find resources for teaching it, where teachers can post exciting lesson plans, and where teachers and students can have a lively discussion about the genre.

If you are a teacher of this kind of literature, I would love to post your exciting lesson plans, interesting literature selections, and dynamic projects. If you would like to post an entry, please e-mail Ian Berger with your idea.

One goal of this blog is to be very useful by teachers. I will be very careful with the search categories on the blog so teachers can search for specific book, commentary, reviews, etc. As this blog grows, there will be more and more information here to aid your teaching.

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