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“it’s a Good Writing Wednesday!”. AP Literature and Composition August 28, 2013 Mr. Houghteling. AGENDA. Vladimir Nabokov— “Good Readers and Good Writers ” Annotation and discussion. . “Good Readers and Good Writers” . Reading Nabokov Annotate.

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it s a good writing wednesday

“it’s a Good Writing Wednesday!”

AP Literature and Composition

August 28, 2013

Mr. Houghteling

  • Vladimir Nabokov— “Good Readers and Good Writers”
  • Annotation and discussion.
good readers and good writers
“Good Readers and Good Writers”
  • Reading Nabokov
    • Annotate.
    • Track qualities of good readers (be/have/do) on the table.

Good readers should…

  • The reader should belong to a book club.
  • The reader should identify himself or herself with the hero or heroine.
  • The reader should concentrate on the social-economic angle.
  • The reader should prefer a story with action and dialogue to one with none.
  • The reader should have seen the book in a movie.
  • The reader should be a budding author.
  • The reader should have imagination.
  • The reader should have memory.
  • The reader should have a dictionary.
  • The reader should have some artistic sense.
  • Complete your reading of “Good Readers and Good Writers.” Complete the table as you finish the reading.
  • Be prepared for a quickquiz on the reading tomorrow.
  • Banned Books and The Catcher in the Rye.
banned books
Popular FictionBanned Books


  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Brave New World
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Color Purple
  • The Chocolate War
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Of Mice and Men
  • The Bluest Eye
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

ttyl (series)

Twilight (series)

And Tango Makes Three

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Hunger Games (series)

What My Mother Doesn’t Know

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things

Harry Potter (series)

Captain Underpants (series)

vladimir nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov
  • Born to noble family in Russia.
  • Was trilingual at an early age.
  • After WWI, the Nabokovs fled Russia for England, then Berlin. After his father was murdered, Nabokov became a poet, fleeing Berlin in 1940 to U.S.
  • Wrote Lolita, ranked 4 on the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels. Pale Fire was ranked 53 on that list.
  • Nabokov is noted for his complex plots, clever word play, and use of alliteration.