Originally Posted by Furthuron
I think it's so cool you're teaching Dorian Gray!
We were really skeptical at first. But we found that play version, and the kids were SO into it. And we looked back at the Common Core LA standards for 8th grade, and Dorian hits ALL of the fiction ones in one text.
I was really nervous that the kids wouldn't "get" some of those deeper meanings, but they came up with ideas that I didn't even consider. It was one of those moments I'll never forget, seeing some of my special ed kids light up and start sharing with their group because they actually "got it". All of the students were so excited to share their interpretations of the text, and I saw some of them actually arguing about each other's interpretations...and then looking back at the text to support their claims! It was magical!