JK Rowling inspired new readers and now you can help inspire new writers. Internally known for her ability to parse through Rowling's work for clues and techniques, SP Sipal teams up with educator Dalton Perkinson to give teachers techniques, examples, and activities that will enchant even the most reluctant readers.
Teaching Harry Potter to Creative Writers has insightful analysis that has been tried out and taught on high school and college campuses, as well as at writer's workshops and fan conferences for over a decade. Updated for Cursed Child as well as Fantastic Beasts. The detailed, guided lesson plans and reproducible handout engage the students and help foster 21st century skills.
Check out the Table of Contents to see the breadth of knowledge and clever approach:
Pacing for Your Class’ Needs
Lesson One More Emotional Range than a Teaspoon (Characterization)
Lesson Two Freeing Your Prisoner of Azkaban (Voice & Engagement)
Lesson Three The Dark Lord is in the Detail (Worldbuilding)
Lesson Four Revealing Wormtail (Mystery Plotting)
Lesson Five Put a Fidelius Charm On Your Godric’s Hollow (Holding off Backstory)
Lesson Six Pulling the Sword Out of the Hat (Mythic Structure, Archetypes, & Themes)
Lesson Seven His Royal Snivellus (Antiheroes and Ambiguity)
Lesson Eight Of Grindelwald and Hitler (Real World Relevance)
Lesson Nine Tossing Snowballs at Quirrell (Writing with Humor)
Lesson Ten Catch Your Snitch! (Writing with Pleasure)
Lesson Eleven Draco Loves Hermione! At Least in Fan Fiction (Fan Fiction as a Tool)
Lesson Twelve Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hatching Artistic and Marketing Vision)
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