Switching classics for moderns in the classroom

There has been a lot of talk among the new wave of teachers of wanting to switch out classics for their modern counter parts. Students have also expressed interest of reading ‘The Hunger Games’ instead of ‘Lord Of The Flies’ for class.

Would switching out classics for modern books be beneficial? Will teachers not also fall into teaching "old books" to their much younger students? Wouldn’t this practice be counterproductive for kids, when it comes to state testing and university classes who prefer and teach classics?

  • I think this is a valuable and interesting topic! This is a huge question facing Reading/English classrooms today. – Sean Gadus 1 day ago

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