It's time for another article of the week. This week it is a blog post about classic books called "What Makes a Book a Classic?"
- Read it carefully several times to make sure you understand the author's points.
- Write a response in your writer's notebook.
- Your response should be two paragraphs, one summarizing what the article said and the second is your response to the article.
- Possible ideas for your response are listed below.
To what extent do you agree/disagree with the author's points?
Discuss what books you think are classics. What makes them "classics"?
Discuss examples from novels you have read that relate to the author's points?
What are some other criteria for determining whether a novel is a "classic"?
How can this article help you write your own novel?
What "universal truths" might you be interested in writing about?
Why is it that most books do NOT become "classics"?