How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
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This will work best as a guide for teachers of young people, providing many interesting insights into a range of children’s and young-adult literature...An upbeat and engaging guide to literature for English teachers working with young readers.
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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.

 

About Thomas C. Foster

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Thomas C. Foster studied English at Dartmouth College and then Michigan State University. He has been a professor of literature and writing since 1975, the last twenty-one years at the University of Michigan-Flint. In that time, he's learned more about literature from his students than in all the classes he's taken over the years. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling How to Read Novels Like a Professor and How to Read Literature Like a Professor. You can visit him online at www.thomascfoster.com.
 
Published April 23, 2013 by HarperCollins. 176 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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This will work best as a guide for teachers of young people, providing many interesting insights into a range of children’s and young-adult literature...An upbeat and engaging guide to literature for English teachers working with young readers.

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