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Reading Deeply, Reading Well

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Bethany Bear

on 28 August 2014

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Transcript of Reading Deeply, Reading Well

The Depths & Wonders
Reading Deeply, Reading Well
The Tip of the Iceberg
Before You Read
* Consider the title
While Reading
* Summarize in margins and at the end of sections/stanzas/chapters
After Reading
* Summarize the entire text in 50-100 words.
Who was involved? (character)
Where did it happen? (setting)
Who wrote it? (author)
What happened? (plot)
* Read the introduction
* Consider the genre
* Consider the author
* Write down questions!!!
mariner = sailor
funny spelling - old (or just old-fashioned?)
prob. a poem
S.T. Coleridge, poet
late 18th/early 19th century
friends w/ Wordsworth

* Make predictions about what will happen next and why
* Draw connections to other parts of the text and to other works
* Identify literary devices, such as alliteration, repetition, etc.
* Mark any unfamiliar words
* Identify any allusions to religion, history, philosophy, science, etc.
* Identify major symbols
* Interrogate the motivations of characters
* Record your own reactions
* Look for patterns -- repeated words, images, events, etc.
* Write three "big picture" questions about theme and meaning.
* Review annotations to look for patterns in imagery, narrative, etc.
* Mark and re-read key passages.
* Pretend to be the professor ("What would Dr. Bear ask?").
* Review the title -- look for new levels of meaning.
* Research lingering questions.
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