Take a picture of your annotated book. Reflect on how close reading is different than when you're reading something online. Was talking to the text in this way helpful? Did it take more time? Did it create a deeper understanding? What is one connection that you made that you think is cool?
Reflect on your performance in class seminars.
Think of the way we usually discuss a piece of literature in class. What is different about the way the seminars worked? Please be honest and specific.
What is your favorite part about student-led seminar discussions? What’s something you don’t like?
What do you probably need to still work on to be a more effective seminar participant?
What support can I provide to help the class function better in student-led seminar discussions?
Discuss one idea or perspective about Siddhartha that you learned about through student-led seminar discussion that you may not have learned otherwise.
3. Look at three standards that have been a focus of our class. Complete the rubric and then write a short paragraph explaining your rating. Be sure to tie your rating back to specific examples from class.
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Post these reflections to your portfolio and turn in the assignment through Digication.