Read: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Due 9/24
9/24 Novel Presentation – Ravenclaw
9/24 Due – Blog Post – Hufflepuff
9/26 – Research Presentation – Bring laptop if you have one.
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. Limit yourselves to 15 minutes.
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.
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 Blackboard 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 – 9/17
- Hufflepuff – 9/24
- Gryffindor -10/8
- Ravenclaw – 10/15