Using Post-It notes while you read will make it easier to write a reflection!
Be sure to include text-based terminology!
REFLECTIONS are due every other Thursday - each will count as a participation grade. To get an "A" it MUST HAVE ALL OF THESE PARTS!
1. Begin with the Title and Thesis (something that is not DIRECTLY stated in the story, but you KNOW) that you can prove with evidence from the text and your own thoughts.
2. Cite Evidence to support your THESIS. Include evidence, evidence-based terms (see the posters on the left).
3. Also include a Commentary - where you tell in your own words HOW your evidence proves your thesis! Include your own thoughts or explanations of how that evidence proves your THESIS. Also include your thoughts, feelings and ideas! Do you agree with the choices the character to made? Do you understand them? I want to know what you are thinking and feeling while you are reading!
Possible Topics - OR USE YOUR OWN! - It can really be anything you want to discuss. What surprised you? shocked you? Made you angry? Made you dislike a character? Those are great starting points for reflections.
What do you think happened just before your story started?
What advise would you give to a character in the book - and why?
Does this character remind you of another character or a person that you know in real life? Tell how they are alike and different.
Can you think of a book or movie that has a common theme with your book? Tell about that shared theme.
How does your character change throughout the story?
Tell about a decision that a character in the book made. Was it a good decision? Why or why not?
How is this setting important to the story? Would it be different if it occurred at a different place or at a different time in history?