How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids

By Thomas C. Foster

In How to learn Literature Like a Professor: For Kids, New York Times bestselling writer and professor Thomas C. Foster provides tweens the instruments they should develop into considerate readers. With humorous insights and a conversational kind, he explains the best way writers use image, metaphor, characterization, atmosphere, plot and different key strategies to make a narrative come to life.

From that first actual heart tuition publication report back to that first collage direction, teenagers have to be in a position to comprehend the layers of which means in literature. Foster makes studying this significant ability enjoyable and intriguing by utilizing examples from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from brief tales and poems to motion picture scripts. This go-to advisor unlocks the entire hidden secrets and techniques to studying, making it interesting and satisfying.

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