Classics

How We Can Encourage Children to Read Them, Volume 2

Non-Fiction - Education
110 Pages
Reviewed on 12/21/2014
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Author Biography

Fiza Pathan is a teacher and an award winning author of eight books: S.O.S. Animals and Other Stories, Treasury of Bizarre Christmas Stories, CLASSICS: Why We Should Encourage Children to Read Them, So This Is Love-Collected Poems, NIRMALA: The Mud Blossom, CLASSICS: How We Can Encourage Children to Read Them, The Flame Will Always Burn-Selected Poems, Amina: The Silent One and “Flesh of Flesh” (Short Story).
Fiza Pathan is the recipient of the following awards:
The Mom's Choice Awards® has named Classics: Why we should encourage children to read them and Classics: How we can encourage children to read them, among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.
In the 2015 Beverly Hills International Book Award Classics: Why we should encourage children to read them was a Winner in the Education category.
Pinnacle Book Achievement Award has been awarded to the following books:
Classics: Why we should encourage children to read them-2014 Winner in the Category of Education.
NIRMALA: The Mud Blossom-2014 Winner in the Category of Novella.
So This Is Love-Collected Poems-2014 Winner in the Category of Poetry.
In the 2015 The Next Generation Indie Book Awards:
Classics: How we can encourage children to read them was named a Finalist in the Category of Education/Academic.
NIRMALA: The Mud Blossom was named a Finalist in the Category of Novella.
In the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Awards:
Classics: How we can encourage children to read them received Honourable Mention in the E-book Non-fiction category.
Classics: Why we should encourage children to read them (Category Education) and Classics: How we can encourage children to read them (Category Reference) has been accepted into nomination for the Global Ebook Awards 2015.
In the 2015 Holiday Book Festival:
S.O.S. Animals And Other Stories received Honourable Mention in the Wild Card category.
Classics: How we can encourage children to read them was selected as a ‘Self Help / How to’ Finalist in the 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards.
In the 2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards:
Classics: How we can encourage children to read them was honored with the Bronze Medal in the Non-fiction education category.
Nirmala: The Mud Blossom received Honorable Mention in the Fiction Realistic category.
Fiza regularly blogs on www.insaneowl.com and has her own website www.fizapathan.com. She shares reviews of books which she has read and enjoyed. You may follow her on Twitter @FizaPathan or join her on Goodreads.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Classics: How We Can Encourage Children to Read Them (Volume 2) is a non-fiction educational text written by Fiza Pathan. Pathan is an educator and author who grew up loving the classics, and she views them as an essential part of a child's education. She presents a number of strategies she's developed, or adapted from her own learning experiences as a student, that can be used to encourage both avid readers and children for whom reading is a more difficult process, and anyone in between. Pathan discusses abridged versions of the classics and the value of these easier, more accessible texts when introducing classics to younger students. She will often keep track of the students reading those abridged versions and offer them the full text when they are academically and intellectually ready for them. Each chapter concludes with a classics-related quiz, puzzle or recommended reading list, and the appendix includes a complete list of the authors and works referenced in the text and a full index.

I wasn't sure how I would respond to reading Fiza Pathan's educational text, Classics: How We Can Encourage Children to Read Them (Volume 2), but I was curious because I have always loved reading and devoured the classics as a child. What I didn't expect, to be honest, was to be excited by this slim educational book. Pathan's enthusiasm for her subject and for her students is quite contagious, and I found myself smiling and brainstorming with each new topic presented. The author uses both her knowledge and intuition to point each student towards the types of books they'll enjoy, and her ideas for presenting teasers in the forms of short readings and videos is inspired. As someone who always had a 'fun' book ready for a brief break during exam prep, I applaud her study room concept. I also love her ideas for starting up book clubs and setting up classics libraries. See what I mean about enthusiasm and excitement? Classics: How We Can Encourage Children to Read Them (Volume 2) is a marvelous and innovative educational text and it's most highly recommended.