Read the “Focus Your Reading” article and define the bold faced literary terms.
2) Author: Biography, Experiences, Writings:
Read the article about the author at the end of the selection.
Summarize in one paragraph what you learned about the author’s life, writings, and anything else you think interesting or relevant.
3) Reading, Definitions, and the Reader’s Notebook Exercise:
Take a new sheet of notebook paper and write “Reader’s Notebook” at the top. Read the “Active Reading” and “Reader’s Notebook” selections. They tell you what kind of “Reader’s Notebook” activity you will do when you read.
Read the selection, and, as you read, do the “Reader’s Notebook” activity on the “Reader’s Notebook” page you made.
Copy the definitions of the unnumbered vocabulary words in the shaded boxes at the bottom of the pages you read.
4) Thinking through the Literature:
Answer all “Comprehension Check” questions.
Answer the “Active Reading” question.
Choose one of the “Extended Interpretation” questions to answer.