Learning Goals: Students will demonstrate their understanding of:
· close reading and annotating texts;
· the definition of allegory; the roles of characters in allegory;
· the role of symbolism in the development of meaning in literature;
· how authors use imagery to create mood;
· how mood can foreshadow the nature of future action in a story;
· how to develop a cogent and focused thesis statement;
· how to support your thesis with textual evidence;
· how to effectively incorporate quotes into your analysis;
· how to avoid simple summary.
Directions: Read the story completely once before annotating it. Define bold terms in your logs.
Before you read the story:
· Read “Close Reading” handout
Before you reread and annotate the story:
· Consider the questions below to help guide your annotations.
Immediately after you reread the story:
· Develop 4 level two, and 3 level three questions.