Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

The Road Ahead: Memory Moment - Signposts for Reading

No description
by

Linda Limond

on 1 December 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of The Road Ahead: Memory Moment - Signposts for Reading

The Road Ahead:
Memory Moments - Signposts for Reading

"Hope Was Here"
A girl named Hope, once again, must leave a place she's called home to move. We pick up where she and her aunt are getting in the car to begin their latest move.
STOP and Notice and Note
Signposts that authors place in stories tell us about the characters, the conflicts or problems of the story, and sometimes about the big life lessons.

If we don't slow down and think about what's happening, we might just breeze past the signposts authors give and find ourselves off track.
Why is the character doing that?
Contrasts and Contradictions
How might this change things?
Aha Moment
What does this make me wonder about?
Tough Questions
Internal Conflict
What's the life lesson, and how might it affect the character?
Words of the Wiser
Why does this keep showing up again and again?
Again and Again
Character Thoughts and Feelings -
Life Lesson
Why might this memory be important?
Memory Moment
STOP
and Notice and Note:
When you're reading and the author interrupts the action to tell you a memory,

You should stop and ask yourself:
Memory
Moment
"Why might this memory be important?
The answers will tell you about the
theme
,
conflict
, or might
foreshadow
what will happen later in the story.
Seeing Morty reminds her of the first time she had waited on him - a memory from her earlier days of working in the restaurant - and she recalls that even on that first encounter she had known that he'd be an appreciative customer.
This memory helps me see how Hope is feeling about leaving home. She's going to miss Morty and others like him. And, then when I get to the line in which she wonders what sort of customers she'll find in Wisconsin, I realize, too, that her warm memory of serving, Morty has made her worry about what she'll face in Wisconsin. Will her new customers be as friendly and pleasant as Morty had been?
I 'm beginning to understand, through this simple memory, what leaving town means to her - that she's leaving behind a comfortable, happy situation for one filled with uncertainty and anxiety.
What was happening when the character recalled the memory?
Hope was walking across the street toward the car and the U-Haul trailer when she sees Morty stop in his cab.
What memory came to the character's mind?
Why do you think this memory is important to the character or the story?
Hope thinks back and remembers the only three times her mother visited.
What was happening when the character recalled the memory?
Hope and Aunt Addie are heading off to Wisconsin.
What memory came to the character's mind?
Why do you think this memory is important to the character or the story?
What was happening when the character recalled the memory?
What memory came to the character's mind?
Why do you think this memory is important to the character or story?
Memory Moment Revelations
Conflict:
Is the character remembering something as a way to solve a problem?
Theme:
Is there a story an older and wiser character is sharing?
Foreshadowing:
Is the character remembering something and thinking that the situation may occur again?
Full transcript