Writing Assignment Description:
As part of a Boston Globe feature called Teen View, Hillary while in 7th grade wrote a series of reviews of movies for the newspaper, including reviews of Fly Away Home and James and The Giant Peach.
The author makes a compelling case for a how a Disney children’s movie has surprising appeal and relevance for teens.
This review was published in The Boston Globe on March 7, 1996.
How This Writing Can Be Useful:
- Remarkable vocabulary for a 7th grader (or even a high school student)
- Engaging and confident voice that draws you in and keeps you reading
- Excellent understanding of her teenage audience: respectful, direct and honest; never condescending or pandering
- Shows an artistic depth in understanding the vision and strengths of this particular film that is sophisticated even when compared to adult work in this genre.
Common Core State Standards
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