Today in class, you were introduced to the value of active reading and the Notice and Note reading signposts. These are particular features that help readers understand important aspects of a text: character development, conflict, or theme.
Contrasts and Contradictions occur when authors show us something that does not fit with what we expect. When they present us with a contrast or contradiction, we want to pause and ask ourselves, Why would the character act this way?
- Think to yourself: Is there a character acting in a way that is a contrast or contradiction with how he or she has been acting or how I would expect the character to act?
- You may learn more about the character and sometimes more about the problem he or she faces. You may gain insight into a theme–the important life lesson the author is trying to share.
Then, we read the intense Chapter 4 of The Outsiders, our excellent mentor text, to practice this strategy as well as record additional pieces of evidence from the text to support the common themes.
- Fishbowl Group #1 (written portion and wiki review)
SUBMIT to Fishbowl assignment before HR begins
- Fishbowl Group #2-4: Keep reading
- Any Super Hero updates (Due tomorrow)