1. I’ve read it but I’m not sure I’ve really applied it. 🙂 I had similar thoughts to you. I really liked it at first but then the more I thought about it I wasn’t sure I wanted to introduce that kind of formal analysis to my kids at young ages. My oldest is doing a mostly reading unit study this year (6th grade) and we’re using that to spend more time on discussing some of these literary elements and having be a bit more formal in how he thinks about and analyzes what he reads.

    • Amy

      Someone on WTM explained what she does with her sons, beginning in about sixth grade–go for long walks and discuss books, with an eye toward eventually writing a paper at the end of a walk, some day in the future.

      I’d love to hear more about your unit study!

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