"Literature’s Emotional Lessons: Grappling with the way books make students feel—not just analytical skills—should be part of the high-school English curriculum." - Andrew Simmons
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Now that you have experienced a significant chunk of your Independent Reading Book, please read this article (linked through the image on the left) and use it as a lens to say something about your chosen novel. This is the basis of a critical lens paper (where you use a nonfiction article to comment upon an artifact that you have read closely) and is a cornerstone of college-level analysis. We are just barely brushing upon this type of writing here, but you should consider this article carefully as you continue to expose yourself to good books. Please note: I realize that you have just started reading your IR Books, but you can still apply the concepts from this article to your reading so far. Requirements: Plan and compose a short essay (250-300 words - 100 points) that addresses the points from the nonfiction article as it applies to the book you are reading. I understand that you have just begun your book, but you should still be able to touch upon some of the finer points of your reading in order for the nonfiction article to apply. To do this short essay well, you will need to be very clear about what the author's argument is in the nonfiction article. Focus on this task as you read Simmon's work and then apply his argument to your novel. How does your novel address his point/s?
Due Sunday night (1/20) by 11:59 pm!
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