Reading: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone – write at least 2 – 3 Twitter annotations as you are reading. Due 10/17
Reading: McManus, Kate. “Loading the Canon” from A Wizard of Their Age – write at least 1-2 Twitter annotations as you are reading. Due 10/19
Reading: Bubb, Kyle “The Simulated World of Harry Potter” from A Wizard of Their Age – – write at least 1-2 Twitter annotations as you are reading. Due 10/19
Due 10/17: Novel presentation: Gryffindor – see instructions below
Due 10/17: Blog post 1: Slytherin – see instructions below
Novel Presentation Instructions:
What this is: a spark for critical discussions of the novel. For critical discussion, you’re trying to help foster space where we look at books critically, rather than from the idea of simple pleasure in the narrative. For assistance, look at the themes your group and the other group found in your theory reading and presentations. Close your presentation with two to three discussion questions.
A book review – you’re trying to get people to read closely based on themes or theories of the text.
A summary of the narrative – assume everyone has read the book and knows the story. Do not retell the plot.
Self and Peer Evaluation due to submission link one week after the presentation.
Blog Post 1 Instructions:
Write a 500-750 word blog post that does a critical reading of an issue or theme in any or across the Harry Potter books and/or films. Be sure it involves close reading — that is close, critical reading of the text. Use citations as needed.
Do not write plot or narrative summary except as needed to explore themes. Assume everyone reading your post will be familiar with the text.
- Post your entry to the course blog
- Submit your entry to the upload link
- Post a link to the blog post on Twitter with the class hashtag
- Post the link to the Slack channel.
Note: You must do all of the above to get full credit for your blog post.
Blog Post 1 due dates:
- Slytherin – 10/17
- Hufflepuff – 10/24
- Gryffindor -11/8
- Ravenclaw – 11/15