Presentation on theme: "“House Taken Over” by Julio Cortazar Pages"— Presentation transcript:
1 “House Taken Over” by Julio Cortazar Pages 291-295
2 Write “House Taken Over” at the top of your sheet of notebook paper. Start the story with 3-4 sentences.You may not write about a classmate or anyone else you know.
3 ~READING QUESTIONS~Comprehension: What do the narrator and his sister do in their daily lives? What is their routine?Inference: When did you first think that something strange was going on?Comprehension: How does the behavior of the brother and sister during sleep differ from their behavior when they are awake?Opinion: Do you trust the brother as a narrator? Why/why not? Explain.Inference: Who—or what—do you think the narrator and his sister mean by “they”?Opinion: Is the ending fitting? Why/why not?Making Connections: What elements of the gothic novel are utilized in this story? Identify and briefly describe them.Opinion: What other element(s) could make this story better? How? Be detailed in your description.Now choose ONE:--Write from the perspective of what is in the house… What are you thinking/doing and why?--Write an epilogue to the story, pretending you are the narrator. What is the next scene in the story?