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Notice and Note Signposts with Examples
Transcript of Notice and Note Signposts with Examples
When a character does something that contrasts with what you'd expect or contradicts his earlier acts or statements.
Author shows feelings or actions the reader hasn't seen before and doesn't expect
Why is the character doing that?
When a character realizes, understands, or finally figures out something
Character says "I realized..." or "I suddenly knew..." or "Now I know why..."
How might this change things?
Words of the Wiser
When a character (probably older and wiser) takes the protagonist aside and offers serious advice
A wiser, often older, character offers a life lesson, usually in a quiet moment
ASK YOURSELF: (Anchor Question)
What is the life lesson and
how might it affect the character?
Again and Again
When you notice a word, phrase, or situation mentioned over and over
A repeated image, phrase, or reference
Why does this happen again and again?
When an author interrupts the action to tell you
about a memory
"I suddenly remembered..." or "I remember..."
or "Thinking back,..."
Why might this memory be important?
Don't be this guy...
Notice and Note
Signposts to look for while reading
When a character asks him or herself a very
Character asks self or another a hard question
What does this question make
me wonder about?
Prezi By Christy English
Intensive Reading Teacher, SRMS
Content based on book Note and Notice: Strategies for Close Reading
By Kylene Beers and Robert Probst
ISBN 978-0-325-04693-8/ 0-325-04693-X/ 2012/ 288 pages/ Paperback