Week 11 UnTextbook Report

Here is a report on the UnTextbook reading selections people made in Week 11 of the class, the first of the two weeks for the British Isles units.

First, here are the number of ratings and the average of those ratings — with so few ratings, though, I wouldn't make too much of the averages, but over time this is going to be incredibly helpful to me as I learn more about which units are proving more successful, which units need improvement, etc. So, 5 is "excellent," 4 is "very good," 3 is "good," 2 is "okay," 1 is "did not enjoy."

British units: 47 total. Here are the results from the first week, with another week of British reading in Week 12 to come!

5.0 (2 ratings)Looking-Glass
5.0 (2 ratings)Robin Hood Ballads
5.0 (1 rating)Welsh (Emerson)
4.8 (4 ratings)Canterbury Tales
4.8 (4 ratings)Nursery Rhymes
4.5 (4 ratings)English Fairy Tales
4.5 (2 ratings)Welsh (Thomas)
4.2 (9 ratings)Alice in Wonderland
4.2 (5 ratings)Celtic Fairy Tales
4.1 (7 ratings)King Arthur
4.0 (3 ratings)Britomart
4.0 (1 rating)Beowulf
3.0 (1 rating)More Celtic Fairy Tales
3.0 (1 rating)More English Fairy Tales

Below are some responses to the comments people made, and I am SO GRATEFUL for all this feedback. Because the comments you make in the Google Form are anonymous, I cannot reply to people individually, and I'm thinking these replies might be of general interest anyway — and you might want to check out my replies to previous comments too. There were not a lot of new types of comments different from previous weeks, but here is what I found specifically for these units:

Celtic Fairy Tales. I need to write up some more notes on these stories, especially any unusual words.

King Arthur. It would be good to create another unit focused 100% on King Arthur himself.

Welsh (Thomas). There's a pronunciation guide at the beginning, but I should add some pronunciation notes story by story for the key names and places.

Alice in Wonderland. I should write up short synopses of the omitted chapters!