How Do I Think Critically About Books?
Performance Task Option: After to studying an author's work, write a response to literature that persuades the rest of the class to read a text written by this author.
How do I think critically about books?
- How does studying an author help you understand his/her works?
Great Readers Think Critically About Books
In this unit, the student will monitor and organize ideas and information by:
- Continuing to use strategies learned for making sense of text.
- Connecting important ideas to what been read.
- Asking questions while reading.
- Monitoring and revising thinking, while adding to what s/he already knows.
- Understanding which graphic organizers work best for different types of reading and text structure.
Topic 1 Vocabulary
Author Study (Fiction and/or Nonfiction)
After introducing the students to what an author study is, students will work to
- Identify and analyze the elements of essential narrative elements of texts written by the same author
- Identify similarities and differences between the characters or events and theme in a literary work and the actual experiences in an author's life.
- Research using the persuasive focus to convince the rest of the class to read a specific text written by this author.