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Welcome and Essential Questions

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    Welcome to Unit 7 Session 2! 

    In this session we’ll continue our study of literary non-fiction, taking notes while reading to aid our understanding of the text and also thinking critically about the author of our book and how their backgrounds impact the story. 

    Here are a few essential questions we'll consider this week:

    • How do I know when I’ve read “well enough”?
    • How does the way I gather information influence the way I present information?
    • 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 non-fiction?
    • What are my options for stretching, compressing, and focusing my interpretations of an author’s message or theme? Is one option better than the others? Why or why not?
    • What clues has the author provided about his/her viewpoint?

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