The go-to bestselling guide to help young people navigate from a middle school book report to English Comp 101
In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids, New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers.
With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot, and other key techniques to make a story come to life.
From that very first middle school book report to that first college course, kids need to be able to understand the layers of meaning in literature. Foster makes learning this important skill fun and exciting by using examples from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from short stories and poems to movie scripts.
This go-to guide unlocks all the hidden secrets to reading, making it entertaining and satisfying.
I have read the adult version of this book and I love it, but this book I think it is better suited for teens not kids, because of some of the book discussed in here were more likely to be read in high school. I did appreciate the analysis on well know books by kids like Charlie and Chocolate Factory, The Grinch and Harry Potter, those were great but books like the Iliad, I don’t remember having read those in the 8 grade…anyhow I love books that explain something and if is done by an expert, even better.
Better Than the one for adults
My daughter was assigned How to Read Literature Like a Professor for high school summer reading in her IB program. I bought the e-book and said I'd read it, too. After all, I'm a librarian with 2 master's degrees... I didn't make it. It was so dull and referenced many books I'd never read, much less that a teen would have read. My daughter finished it, but hated it. This one isn't really for kids--it's for teens. It does go off on books kids won't have read, but there are lots they will. I wish this had been assigned instead. Still a slow read, but at least relatable.
how to read literature like a professor for kids
this book was ok