Today we focused on understanding the different levels of questioning that can assist in analyzing literature.
Aim: How can we use higher-level questioning to better understand AND analyze literature?
Notes: Put in Notebook
Analyzing Literature gives us the opportunity to question the real world so we can build personal philosophy through artistic expression.
Focus on Plot and Basic Understanding
-Who is Guy Montag?
-What does he do for a living?
-Where does he meet Clarrise?
-When does he meet her?
Focuses on Understanding and Description
Put in your own words…
-What Bradbury meant by “pigeon-winged books”
How would you summarize…
-The first few pages of the book?
Based on Clarisse McClellan’s description…
-What do we know about her personality?
Using Facts and Details to Support Comprehension
How do you know…
-Montag likes his job?
What other details support…
-the fact that we know Clarisse is young?
Utilizing Knowledge to Consider Possibilities
Why does Montag…
-love his job so much?
Why do you think Clarisse is…
-outside by herself so late at night?
Based on your understanding of symbolic representations…
-why do you think Bradbury chose Clarisse to be 17- years-old?
*Notice, since we just started reading this book, you may not be able to answer these questions regarding analysis. However, it thinking along these lines is what will give you the tools to analyze.
Asking the Right Questions Does 3 Things:
Allows us to get into the characters’ heads
Allows us to get into the author’s head
Gives us the tools to apply or reject the art to life
*Make sure you have all these notes in your notebook!!! We will be working extensively with questioning for the rest of the year.