1. What is the title of your book? Who is the author?
2. What page are you on?
For fiction readers:
Identify one character in your book and talk about this character in depth. What is this character like? What are some physical traits? Some personality traits? What actions has this character taken so far? What does this character feel about events in the text?
For poetry readers:
What tone/voice is the poet using throughout the poetry? What do you think this poet is like? Do some research on the poet as well. How old is the poet? How long have they been writing? Are there any things about the poet's life that you see influencing the poetry you are reading? How?
For non-ficiton readers:
What is the tone of the author? How are they writing the piece and how do you think readers are meant to feel as they are reading the piece? Identify a section of the text and share it here that you feel demonstrates the author's tone.
4. QCQ: Quote, Comment, Question
-Quote: Choose an excerpt from the text and share it here in quotation marks and with the page number.
-Comment: Explain why you chose this section of the text and what you think is interesting/provocative about it.
-**Question: Pose a question about the section that might extend the reader's thinking or might help a reader of your blog make a connection to his or her own life. Your question should extend what you are reading out into themes that humanity as a whole can connect to/relate to. For example, if your book quote has a character named Joe who wants to become a doctor but can't afford school, your question might be: What are some obstacles in the way of you getting what you want? or What hopes and dreams do you have for the future?. Your question should NOT be something like, What is Joe's mother's name? Your extension question should be something anyone reading this section most likely would be able to answer.
5. Imagery and Symbolism
Find an image from the internet that captures the action, or your thoughts and feelings, about the pages that you read in the past 14 days (Challenge Option: Take the photo yourself!) and explain how this image connects to the book that you are reading.
Challenge Option (Optional!):
Choose one of the questions below and answer it in an analytical essay body paragraph (CDC) format. Your paragraph should include 1) Claim, 2) Data that is cited in MLA format, 3) Commentary about how that data supports that claim. Your paragraph should be a minimum of 5 sentences.
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1. Examine the tone of the writer. What tone is the author using and how does it enhance the literature you are reading?
2. Identify a character in the text that you can relate to another character you have encountered in literature or other forms of fiction. What does this character have in common with the other character you know?
3. Identify a moment or event in the text that is an inciting incident. How does this moment or event change the course of action in the text?
For your comment to a peer, read their post and respond to the question that they pose at the end of #4.