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This product contains three items:
1) PowerPoint with 10 slides including a brief overview of literary criticism, 7 lens, and a slide asking students to develop questions about a text using 3 of the lenses.
2) Guided notes in Cornell notes format.
3) The notes with the blanks filled in for your own reference or for students who may have difficulty filling in the blanks or are absent on a given day.
I used this PowerPoint and guided notes to help students develop higher order questions for discussion. I noticed that many of my students began to touch on different lenses during Socratic Seminars and other more minor discussions with questions such as "What if the character _____ was a girl instead of a boy?" etc., but they did not have the schema for digging deep and thinking about more complex questions that critics often do. This PowerPoint was an attempt at getting them thinking about things from a historical perspective or feminist perspective to move away from "What if" questions and move toward connecting texts with the world. I did see success as far as students beginning to look at texts in different and more complex ways and connecting them to the outside world that influences texts and those that read them.