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    Classes 4-6

    I'm afraid this isn't quite the proper forum for this question, but I couldn't think of a better place to put it. Sorry

    Does anyone know whether, in Russian schools, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Chekhov are generally read in Classes 4-6? What do they read for literature?

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    No, they are read in higher classes. Tolstoy is read in classes 9-11 I think. Pushkin in classes 6-9 and Chekhov... well, maybe 7-9.

    But I don't remember exactly. It seems to have been so long ago
    Please correct my mistakes if you can, especially article usage.
    My avatar shall be the author I'm currently reading.

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    It depends. Separate poems and tales by Pushkin, short stories by Tolstoy, Kashtanka and Vanka by Chekhov are read at elementary level. Serious works are read in high school. They are taught chronologically: 18th century in 9th grade, 19th century in 10th and 20th century in 11th.

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    so what do they do in the 12th grade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdk2fe
    so what do they do in the 12th grade?
    I asked my neighbour (11th grade, 16 y/o) what did they study last year.
    The answer was:
    Tolstoy (War and Peace), Dostoyevsky (Crime and Punishment), Chekhov (short stories), Turgenev (Отцы и дети), and a lot more.
    So the question is what do they do in all other grades?
    P.S. Perhaps his russian literature school program is so strange cause we live in Ukraine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdk2fe
    so what do they do in the 12th grade?
    21st century, I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Quote Originally Posted by tdk2fe
    so what do they do in the 12th grade?
    I asked my neighbour (11th grade, 16 y/o) what did they study last year.
    The answer was:
    Tolstoy (War and Peace), Dostoyevsky (Crime and Punishment), Chekhov (short stories), Turgenev (Отцы и дети), and a lot more.
    That is alot of books, in Norway we had to suffer through maximum five books... Oh yay to Norwegian literacy! Or maybe I have just repressed the memories?
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    I found a forum where school literature program is discussed.
    These books kids read in 11th grade (some of them are mandatory, others are not, it depends on school and teacher).
    The books marked with bold were at my school program as well.

    Ясунави Кавабата "100 журавлей"
    Морис Меттерлинк "Сказка о Синей Птице"
    Шолом Алейхем "Песнь песней"
    Гюго
    Достоевский
    Булгаков "Мастер и Маргарита", "Белая гвардия"
    Толстой
    Пастернак "Доктор Живаго"

    Гюстав Флобер "Госпожа Бовари"
    Стендаль "Красное и Черное"
    Зюскинд "Парфюмер"
    Камю "Чума"
    Ремарк "Три товарища"
    Маркес "100 лет одиночества"

    Белль "Путник когда ты прийдешь в Спа..."
    Кафка "Превращение"
    Хэмингуэй "Старик и море"
    Набоков "Лолита"
    and a bunch of russian poets (Гумилев, Ахматова, Цветаева, Волошин, Гиппиус etc).
    Оруэлл 1984


    Just remembered:
    Джек Лондон "Белый клык" (5th grade)
    Эдгар По (рассказы) and Диккенс (7th grade)
    Теккерей "Ярмарка тщеславия" (9th grade)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdk2fe
    so what do they do in the 12th grade?
    What 12th grade? They have 11 grades in Russia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    I found a forum where school literature program is discussed.
    These books kids read in 11th grade (some of them are mandatory, others are not, it depends on school and teacher).
    The books marked with bold were at my school program as well.

    Ясунави Кавабата "100 журавлей"
    Морис Меттерлинк "Сказка о Синей Птице"
    Шолом Алейхем "Песнь песней"
    Гюго
    Достоевский
    Булгаков "Мастер и Маргарита", "Белая гвардия"
    Толстой
    Пастернак "Доктор Живаго"

    Гюстав Флобер "Госпожа Бовари"
    Стендаль "Красное и Черное"
    Зюскинд "Парфюмер"
    Камю "Чума"
    Ремарк "Три товарища"
    Маркес "100 лет одиночества"

    Белль "Путник когда ты прийдешь в Спа..."
    Кафка "Превращение"
    Хэмингуэй "Старик и море"
    Набоков "Лолита"
    and a bunch of russian poets (Гумилев, Ахматова, Цветаева, Волошин, Гиппиус etc).
    Оруэлл 1984


    Just remembered:
    Джек Лондон "Белый клык" (5th grade)
    Эдгар По (рассказы) and Диккенс (7th grade)
    Теккерей "Ярмарка тщеславия" (9th grade)
    Wow, a very advanced program!
    In fact I am grateful to my school for that they didn't have such great things in their program - teachers thus had no chance to pollute them with their sick and ignorant judgements. In school, even the greatest and the most brilliant thing readily becomes rotten.
    ... and, many of these writings were not created for children! One should stop sucking milk before he can enjoy the taste of wine!

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    Hey, if anybody is still interested I found programs for 5th grade (10 y/o) and 7th grade (12 y/o).
    I don't know english spelling of some wrighters' last names, so I'll wright that all in Russian.

    5th grade (former 4th) - 10-11 y/o


    Tales (19th century):
    Пушкин ("Сказка о мертвой царевне" and others),
    Гаршин,
    Андерсен ("Соловей");

    Russian literature (19th century):
    Толстой,
    Крылов (басни),
    Жуковский,
    Пушкин ("Руслан и Людмила"),
    Лермонтов ("Бородино"),
    Гоголь ("Майская ночь" или "Утопленница"),
    Тургенев ("Муму"),
    Некрасов,
    Тютчев,
    Фет.

    Tales (20th century):
    Паустовский,
    Платонов,
    Дж. Родари ("Чипполино");

    Russian literature (20th century):
    Есенин,
    Бальмон,
    Бунин,
    Пришвин,
    Носов and other;

    World literature:
    Р.Э.Распе ("Приключения барона Мюнхгаузена"),
    Марк Твен ("Приключения Тома Сойера"),
    Астрид Линдгрен ("Приключения Калле Блюмквиста")

    7th grade (former 6th) - 12-13 y/o

    Russian literature (18th century):
    Ломоносов,
    Державин

    Russian literature (19th century):
    Пушкин ("Медный всадник", "Песнь о вещем Олеге", "Борис Годунов"), Лермонтов ("Песнь про царя Ивана Васильевича, храбр опричника...", "Молитва"),
    Гоголь,
    Тургенев,
    Некрасов,
    Салтыков-Щедрин,
    Толстой,
    Чехов ("Хамелион", "Злоумышленник"),
    Бунин.

    Russian literature (20th century):
    Горький ("Данко"),
    Маяковский,
    Платонов,
    Твардовский, and others.

    World literature:
    Роберт Бёрнс,
    Дж.Г. Байрон,
    japanese petry ("хокку") Мацуо Басё, Кобаяси Исса,
    Дж. Олдридж,
    О'Генри,
    Луиджи Пиранделло

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