Saturday, October 31, 2015

31 Days of Book Detectives ~ Day 31: Conclusion!

31 Days of Book Detectives ~ Conclusion @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

31 Days, oh my!

I’m slightly shocked that I made it to the end, since I’m not all that great at follow-through.

I hope that these Book Detectives posts have been helpful for a few of you. If nothing else, I hope it has taken a little of the intimidation out of analyzing picture books.

Remember, I don’t have the “right” answers. Literary analysis is not about right and wrong but about exploring the ideas in a book. You may come up with different conclusions about the conflict or the climax or the themes in a story, and that’s okay. I could be way off base on a few of these. [grin] The most important thing is that you go back to the text to support your ideas.

I tried to share a wide variety of styles and stories. In the coming year, I will try to share more chapter books as well as analysis using the 5 Common Topics and an ANI chart.

Did you have a favorite book that I shared? Did you try to go through the story and come up with your own analysis? I’d love to hear about it, especially if we have different ideas about the book!

Be sure you caught the introduction in which I share my resources and inspiration. In the first analysis post I also gave more details about how we discuss each element in a book club setting.

Here is a list of all the posts in the series for reference.

We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programing tomorrow, November 1st. [So glad to be gaining an hour tonight. Whew!]

31 Days of Book Detectives ~ Introduction @ Mt. Hope Chronicles


Jessica B. said...

I was introduced to you through the Read Aloud Revival and you've really helped me think through how best to hold our book club. I'm excited about the changes I've made and am making. Thanks so much for this great resource!
(And I'm 50% done with Deconstructing Penguins. So good!)

Ohio12 said...

This will be a great resource for many. Way to go on the 31 days!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your work and willingness to share is greatly appreciated!

Heidi said...

Thanks for the kind comments, friends!

Windhover Farm said...

Thank you, thank you and especially for sticking it out. 31 days is a huge achievement! Your hard work will benefit many of us for much, much longer than 31 days. For years...

Kim said...

Yes, absolutely awesome! I shared with a kindergarten teacher I know! Keep them coming!