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Notice and Note Signposts

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Christine Colonel

on 14 September 2015

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Transcript of Notice and Note Signposts

Notice & Note Signposts
Aha Moment
When you're reading, and suddenly a character realizes, understands, or finally figured something out, you should stop and ask yourself:
"How might this change things?"
Words of the Wiser
When you're reading, and a character (who's probably older and wiser) takes the main character aside and gives serious advice, you should stop and ask yourself: "What's the life lesson, and how might this affect things?"
When you're reading,
how do you know what's important?
Contrast and contradictions
When you're reading and a character says or does something that's opposite or contradicts what he has been doing all along, you should stop and ask yourself: "Why is the character doing that?"
When you're taking a journey through a book, don't forget to stop at any notice and note signposts
The answers could help you make a
or make an
about the
How does the Grinch's change of heart affect the plot?
If a character figures something out, you probably just learned the
. If the character understands a life lesson, you probably just learned the
What is Simba's aha moment?

How does this change things?
Whatever the lesson is, you’ve probably
found the
What are the words of the wiser that Uncle Ben shares with Peter Parker?

How does this affect Peter?
Tough Questions
When you're reading, and a character asks himself a difficult question, you should stop and ask yourself, "What does this make me wonder about?"

The answer might tell you about the conflict, or give you ideas about what's going to happen later in the story
Again and Again
When you’re reading and you notice a word, phrase, object, or situation mentioned over and over, you should stop and ask yourself: "Why does this keep showing up again and again?"
The answer could tell you about the
, or might
what will
happen later.
What tough question does Mulan ask herself?

Memory Moment
When you’re reading and the author interrupts the action to tell you a memory, you should stop and ask yourself: "Why might this memory be important?"

The answer will tell you about the theme, conflict, or might foreshadow what might happen later in the story.
Why is this memory important?
Can you think of an example of again and again from a TV show, movie, or book?
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