‘Reading classic literature (in English or any other language) is boring and pointless. If we want to have even a small chance of motivating our students to read in the 21st century, we need to put more modern, relevant books in front of them’
You can read a little more about this (controversial) opinion here.
How far do you agree? Should we teach our national literary classics or is it time to move on?
Answers here, thank you! 🙂
Optional Further Reading
This article extols the virtues of teaching classic literature.
And here is the BBC #lovetoread page.