Sorry. Forgot to post Monday.
PIB: On Monday, we discussed the highlights of Chapter 6.FANTASTIC discussions and insights. I honestly don’t remember the last time a tenth grade group impressed me so with their hard work, thinking, and lively discussion. Keep it up.
Tuesday, I got you thinking about how to form probing questions as you read that can blossom into interpretive ideas. I showed you the following information before you worked in small groups to craft three probing questions with preliminary evidence from the novel so far, chapters 1-7.
Probing( or interpretive) questions do not have an easy answer and would take careful thought on your part, combined with close examination of the text to come up with an answer.
Repetition is a good source for questions (ie. clothing, rules, beast, fear, masks, fire, etc.)
Dense, metaphorical passages also yield good probing questions and analysis.
Form THREE PROBING QUESTIONS
Possible forms for PROBING QUESTIONS:
WHY does Golding have X happen this way?
WHAT is Golding’s purpose in having Y do Z in an A manner?
WHY describe D in such an F way?
WHAT IS THE POINT of having M do what he does to N?
WHY is the novel set here and then?
Gather/highlight all the quotes or examples of each topic you are interested in.
Eng 12: On Monday, we practiced techniques for reading in drafts, especially when a passage is confusing or complex. We specifically looked at two sections from Beatty’s talk with Montag (57-59, 60-61). You rated your understanding first, then reread, rated, sneezed for 4 min, rated, discussed with a peer, and did a final rating. Most people’s understanding fluctuated, but ultimately ended up improved through the process. My advice to all is to try any or all of these techniques as you head to college and encounter increasingly difficult reading assignments.
On Tuesday, you had the period to answer the following questions on the current reading. While a few had read, most had not, so we ended up using the period to complete the reading and questions. We will discuss them tomorrow.
In small groups, answer the following questions in column 3:
- Who/what comes to the door as Montag is reading the books?
- What is the meaning of the title of this chapter?
- Who is Faber? When did Montag meet him, and why does he want to see him now?
- What stands out about Montag’s ride on the subway? Explain.
- Faber outlines three points about books. What are they?
- What are two of the potential plans that Montag concocts with Faber?
- Did anything remind you of our world today?