Artemis Is Only 12 Years Old?!
by Traci Swain
If your class is excited to see the Artemis Fowl movie this summer after reading the book, check out how a seventh grade ELA teacher uses Eoin Colfer’s bestselling novel to teach students about point of view, characterization, and the importance of gratitude.
Artemis may be a criminal mastermind—but he’s still only 12 years old, just like many of Maja Almquist’s seventh graders at Leadership Prep Bedford Stuyvesant Middle Academy in Brooklyn, New York.
Maja finds that Artemis’s incredible achievements help her middle schoolers see their own potential in a different light. Play her Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive teacher review to discover how she uses Artemis Fowl as a launching pad to discuss characterization, perspective, and the impact we have on others.
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