One can find lofty themes in the trashiest dime novels. The question is how worthy those works are of study. It just seems like something the kids could read on their own without academic prodding.
posted on 11/22/2010 10:47:20 AM PST
Since it is an elective, there is no prodding. The students will have had to have read the series before the class begins, and then we will discuss the literary elements within the series as a whole. The amazing thing about the series is that it has taught me to read a book for pleasure, not just for analyzing. As a literature teacher, I sometimes forget that a good book can just be a good book. With HP, I can do both. If that means that I can introduce higher order concepts to my students with HP as my segue, I'm all for it.
posted on 11/22/2010 10:51:35 AM PST
(My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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