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Welcome and Essential Questions

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  • Welcome to Unit 4 Session 2




    In this session you’ll finish the first half of your sci-fi novel, start keeping a weekly reader response journal and begin your analysis of the characters and plot.  Here are a few essential questions we'll consider in this session:


    • Are some questions more effective than others?
    • What questions do readers/writers ask themselves to check their thinking?
    • What stays the same and what changes when I read different types of texts?

    • How do authors create the aesthetics of a literary work? How does the aesthetics of a literary work affect the meaning of the text?

    • Why is it worthwhile to deliberate over the language used in a text and contrast it to the domain-specific language of a critical lens?

    • How do I determine what information to retain, remove, combine and restate when note-taking?
    • How does note-taking help me summarize and synthesize the message or theme of literary work(s)?
    • How do I know when I have done enough to prepare for small group discussions?
    • When is my participation in small group discussions just right? Too much? Too little?