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100th Year Anniversary of Anne of Green GablesToday, November 30, 2008, is Lucy Maud...

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slchanmo1885 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted November 30, 2008 at 6:28 PM via web

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100th Year Anniversary of Anne of Green Gables

Today, November 30, 2008, is Lucy Maud Montgomery's birthday (she was born 1874). This year is the 100th year anniversary of the book, and many events are going on surrounding the book. Does anyone have any plans to celebrate, study, or teach this book in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the book?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted December 1, 2008 at 9:59 AM (Answer #2)

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I love Anne of Green Gables. I've read all of the books, but I don't think I'd use them in the classroom. The miniseries that was made in the 80s is so good that I'd probably use that instead.

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slchanmo1885 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted December 1, 2008 at 10:46 AM (Answer #3)

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I agree, I love that miniseries. Did you see the latest installment that was made in 2000? Just didn't cut it... not the same at all!

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted December 1, 2008 at 11:39 AM (Answer #4)

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The one with Anne and Gilbert married? I agree; it didn't have the same charm as the other two. Too bad girls don't have Anne Shirley for a role model. I guess Hannah Montana is ok, but I prefer the old-fashioned type.

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 18, 2011 at 7:17 AM (Answer #5)

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I am afraid that in the UK this book is not as popular a choice for teaching as in other countries. I am guessing that it is pretty much compulsory to read it in Canada though?! I do feel it is a great book, however, so don't misunderstand me and think that I believe it is no good! It is and will always be a very touching coming-of-age tale of one child's battle to belong.

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 21, 2012 at 6:01 AM (Answer #6)

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Anne of Green Gablesis an outstanding piece of young adult fiction that really is timeless.  I am planning on offering it as a choice for my literature circles in my class this year. 

Kristen Lentz

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