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Welcome and Essential Questions

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  • Welcome and Essential Questions


    Welcome to another week!  In this week’s session, you’ll continue to read your non-fiction novel.  This time you’ll explore the language of your novel, exploring an idea called “jargon.”

    Here are a few essential questions we'll consider:


    • How do I know when I’ve read “well enough”?
    • What stays the same and what changes when I read different types of texts?
    • 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?
    • Why is it worthwhile to deliberate over the domain-specific language used in literary non-fiction text(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?



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