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.)
The point is that there are more worthier texts for study whether its an elective or not. Based on the excerpts of HP that I’ve looked at, it isn’t remotely literary. Harold Bloom wrote good article about the books. He started reading one and lost count of the cliched turns of phrase.
posted on 11/22/2010 10:56:25 AM PST
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