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Below is a sample breakdown of the Interpreting Literature chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday|| What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning; |
Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge and Word Structure
| Define inference and discover how it is used in literature; |
Strategies for comprehending the materials we read
|Tuesday|| Reading Strategies Using Visualization; |
How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
| Visualization of reading material in order to better understand it; |
Strategies for looking at how a word is used, or using surrounding words to help define it
|Wednesday|| What are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions and Examples; |
Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage
| The contrasts between literal and underlying meanings; |
Using the author's setting and language to identify tone and mood
|Thursday|| What is Structure in Writing and How Does It Affect Meaning?; |
Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies
| Discovering how the plot, characters and setting of a story depend upon its organization; |
The contrasts between these perspectives
|Friday||Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation||Analyzing text and key details to better understand literature|
1. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning
In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.
2. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure
In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.
3. Reading Strategies Using Visualization
In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.
4. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.
5. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples
Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.
6. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage
In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.
7. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?
In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.
8. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies
In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'
9. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation
In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.
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