Sunday, January 13, 2013
Literary Criticism and Book Reports
Literary criticism is something that can be incorporated into book reports even for grades 4-8. I recently read a book that is a candidate for this:
Suzanne Collins by Diane Bailey.
Not only is it a biography but it also offers commentary on her Underland series, as well as The Hunger Games.
Here is a sample: "When Collins addressed the difficult problems of war in the Underland Chronicles, she raised the stakes in the Hunger Games trilogy. This time, it wasn't humans fighting giant insects. It wasn't even adults fighting adults. This time it was children fighting children."
This book contains a useful bibliography as well.