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Saturday, July 20 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Wizarding Through the Reading Ages: Building Reading Proficiency and Emotional Maturity in the Harry Potter Series

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One of the unique characteristics of the Harry Potter book series is the way in which the author "grew" the books along with the main characters. As the series progressed the books were longer in page count and the "reading level" or difficulty also increased, making the series an excellent teaching tool. The books also became "darker," and the implications of these transitions will be discussed in the context of children's literature and psychology.


Vicky McKinley

Vicky McKinley is a Professor of Biology, and has taught scientific literacy and critical thinking among other topics. As a Harry Potter fan, she has been naturally drawn to analyzing the series through the lenses of education, critical thinking and statistics.

Saturday July 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Salon 5 Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown