This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
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.