Week 12 UnTextbook Report

Here is a report on the UnTextbook reading selections people made in Week 12 of the class, the second of the two weeks for the British Isles units. I am really glad to see how much people enjoyed these 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: 83 total. Here are the results from the first and second weeks combined, with an overall average of 4.3.

5.0 (1 rating)Welsh Tales (Emerson)
4.8 (6 ratings)Canterbury Tales
4.8 (5 ratings)Through the Looking-Glass
4.8 (4 ratings)Beowulf
4.5 (4 ratings)Robin Hood Ballads
4.5 (13 ratings)English Fairy Tales
4.3 (7 ratings)Nursery Rhymes
4.3 (4 ratings)Welsh Tales (Thomas)
4.3 (3 ratings)More English Fairy Tales
4.3 (12 ratings)Alice in Wonderland
4.3 (11 ratings)Celtic Fairy Tales
4.0 (8 ratings)King Arthur
4.0 (3 ratings)Britomart
3.0 (2 ratings)More Celtic 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:

English Fairy Tales. I definitely need to write up something about how freely authors use the term "fairy tales" so that people will not be surprised to find all these very dark, not-safe-for-children stories side by side with familiar children's fairy tales.

Through the Looking-Glass. Someone suggested a quick summary of Wonderland to precede this unit, which sounds like a great idea for people who might want that.