Creating a dialectical journal is a study technique that prepares students to discuss a text with the class in an intelligent manner. On the left side of the line, the students will record important lines from the text. On the right side of the line, students will write their interpretation and analysis.
For this assignment, the first three quotations are provided with quotations with sample commentary/analysis for students to use as a model. The rest of the assignment consists of quotations for the students to analyze, which will help them recognize how to select quality passages. This assignment also includes a rubric.