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Common Core And The Literary Classics: Supplementing Our Kids Education (By An Avowed Jane Austenophile)
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by Erin Glanville
on Dec 6, 2013
Jane Austen has become quite popular in the past decadeat least commercially. When I see Jane Austen stationary at Paper Source, I know she has joined the ranks of the Eiffel Tower, Union Jack and Dr. Who in ubiquity. Yet I don't have the sense that most young people are actually reading any of Jane Austen's six books… or other classics for that matter. They've seen Colin Firth and Kate Winslet portray Austen's characters on screen. And while I love (and I do mean love) Colin Firth, seeing a movie is not the same thing as reading Austen's actual, incredibly beautiful, smart and engaging words. Not even close.
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