Some students have a hard time 'getting into' a story. Others may have 'no clue' what a teacher means when he or she talks about analyzing a text or identifying literary terms within a text. This guide helps address both of those concerns. One question per page up to page 50 gets students into the story AND gives them literary analysis opportunities modeled for them through the questions.
It gives teachers a tool for a CHECK for TRUE UNDERSTANDING.
Can be used as an instructional guide (TE), assessment, or reading guide for more advanced students to work independently.
What is the literary term for the way Pony compares himself and his friends to the character Pip and the rich folks from the classic novel Great Expectations?
These skills addresses with this guide include assessing a student’s knowledge of not only basic comprehension, but the TERMS as well! Terms used within the first 50 pages include alliteration, allusion, analogy, anecdote, character motivation, characterization, basic comprehension, context clues, contrast, denotation, dialect, dialogue, figurative language, flashback, foil, foreshadow, full circle plot, imagery, imply, (infer), irony, nuance, oxymoron, relevant details as support, simile, symbolism, synonyms, theme, word meaning.
28 concepts in 50 questions means some concepts are visited more than once for greater practice! Many of these pages can provide teachable moments or mini-lessons in terms of how to analyze a text.
This file represents YEARS of knowledge of this book and a desire to help students succeed. It is a Word doc file - this means you can copy, cut & paste as few or as many questions as you want to create Circle of Inquiry type checks for understanding. If you wanted to give a test on a single concept, like analogies, simply copy the questions that contain those types and create a mini-quiz of them.
Written in two-column pages, this guide can also be used as a study tool between partners as they quiz one another.
One last note: If you, as the teacher, are new to the story, a file like this is invaluable. Not only does it give you a page by page analysis, but you can assign specific pages and know what question to ask that goes far beyond anything they could answer by having 'seen the film.'