Wide reading #1 2018

Wide reading #1 2018

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  • Hey, GK. I've run out of books to read. Do you have any recommendations?
  • Hi PT!
  • Oh! That's interesting.
  • I read a short story you may like. It's called 'The Fun They Had' by Isaac Asimov.The genres are fantasy and science fiction,when it's set in the 2155, where our type of school doesn't exist. Where children learn individually from mechanical teachers, where they have designated rooms in private houses. The story talks about 11-year-old Margie Jones, and her 13-year-old neighbor Tommy, who finds a real, physical book in his attic.
  •  What are some main ideas of the story? What do you personally think about short story? What did you like about it? What didn't you like about it? 
  • Let me think about it.
  • Wow
  • I think a main idea of the story is that the future will mostly be powered and regulated by technology and computers.  In that future, books are somewhat considered ancient, and there are no human teachers. In the middle part of the story, Tommy tells Margie, "Sure they had a teacher, but it wasn't a regular teacher. It was a man." Another main idea I thought was that school in the future will be much worse than the type of school we have now. In the story, every child is home  schooled by a talking robot, 
  • which deprives children from personal interactions between other people their age and teachers, which help them build social skills. What i liked about this story is  how Isaac Asimov is trying to convey his message; in his prediction of what the future will be like, a place where technology is the main source of current human jobs such as teaching. I didn't really like it because it felt like there was no rising action and or climax of the story, as in there's not that much action involved.
  • I'd like to read that! In fact, I will go and read it now. Thanks! See you.
  • Have fun!
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