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The 6 Signposts

Poster/Reading teacher- Mrs. Lisa Walker Prezi by: Delaney Boice
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Transcript of The 6 Signposts

By Delaney Boice
The 6 Signposts
When you're reading and suddenly a character realizes, understands, or finally
figures something out, you should
STOP
and ask yourself:
Aha Moments
When your reading a story and suddenly the character asks a question to the reader, you should
STOP
and ask yourself:

Tough Questions
When you're reading and a character does
something that contradicts what he or she has been saying or doing all along.
when a character starts to contrast or contradict something, you should
STOP
and ask yourself:
Contrasts & Contradictions
Memory Moments
When a character
(probably older and wiser)
takes the main character aside and offers some serious advice. When this happens sometime in the book, you should
STOP
and ask yourself:
Words of the Wiser
STOP!!
Notice & Note
Again & Again
STOP!!

Notice & Note
"How might this change things?" "What does this tell me about the character?"
If the character just figured out the problem, you could use that to better understand the conflict, solution, and/or theme.
The character's Aha-Moment MAY also help you understand the character and how he/she is/has changed.
STOP!!
Notice & Note
"Why is the character doing this?" "How might this change things?" "What does this tell me about the character?"
"What about the conflict?"
The answers to these questions could help you understand character development, conflict, and/or make predictions.
STOP!!
STOP!!
Notice & Note
STOP!!
Notice & Note
"What's the life lesson?" "How might it affect the character(s)?"
Infer this to the theme of the story.
When you notice a word, phrase, or situation that is mentioned over and over, you should
STOP
and ask yourself:
"Why does this keep happening AGAIN and AGAIN?"
Infer this to the theme of the story.
Infer this to the theme of the story.
Infer this to the theme of the story.
When your reading a story and suddenly the character has a flashback, or talks about his/she's past, then you should
STOP
and ask yourself:
"Why is he/she giving me this information?" "Is necessary information to know?" "Is the information going to help me further into the story?"
Notice & Note
"Why is he/she asking me this question?" "Is it good information?" "Is it necessary?" "Is it going to help me understand the text more?"
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