Ms. Gokturk                                                                          NAME: _____________________

Trends in Lit

 

I Summary

Bullet key turning points, major events, characterizations, and other significant portions of the reading. Explain major events, turning points, characterizations, etc:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II Discussion Questions

Develop a list of questions that your group will discuss about this part of the book. Don’t worry about the small details. You want to help your group  talk about the big ideas in the reading and share their reactions. Usually the best discussion questions come from your own thoughts, feelings, and concerns as you read.  Please do not ask questions that can be answered with a “yes” or “no.”

 

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Sample Questions (general): What was going through your mind as you read this?  What questions did you have when you finished this section?  What are some of the most important ideas of this section?

Sample Questions (specific): What does the conch represent?  Why didn’t Jack kill the pig?

III Literary Passage Analysis and Theme Investigation

Locate a few key passages in the text that your group should focus on, read aloud, and discuss. You should help your group remember interesting, powerful, puzzling, or important sections of the text. You decide which passages or paragraphs are worth analyzing and note why and how they should be shared. Ask yourself:  What is the author’s message? The author wrote this piece with purpose. Make sure to identify symbols and what key turning points, major events, characterizations, and other significant portions of the reading develop the theme(s). Note how patterns are developed, grow, or fall apart. There may be more than one theme to discuss!

 

 

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Reason for selecting this passage:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reason for selecting this passage:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 IV Characterization

 

Trace how a character or characters is/are developed in this section of the reading.  Make sure to identify how a character's traits are developed either by noting passages that describe the character, what the character says, or what others say about him or her. Consider how characters face conflict.