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Cormac McCarthy Find a laptop and log on. Open a Word document please. THE ROAD
FIND A FRIEND If you were absent Thursday, find another AP friend or two who were also absent or who werent but will do this activity with you anyway. Follow the steps on the following slides. Print and turn it in.
OBJECTIVES: To use probing the text close reading technique of dialectical writing and written conversation to explore the meaning of the novel to develop longer and better essays.
PROBING THE TEXT - SET UP WORD DOCUMENT Put your name at the top. Page Layout, make your margins.5 all around. Create a 4-column table in your Word doc. (Insert Table) Insert Table, 4 columns by one row. Table Tools tab, Layout tab, Properties, Options, deselect Automatically resize to fit contents. SAVE your work.
PROBING PROCEDURE, PART 1 From your envelope contents, gather images from your quotes by typing them into column one. Choose any that you wish, any that you are drawn to for any reason. Grab all of the quote or only chunks, but do not paraphrase. Quote exactly. Keep gathering until you have filled the first column with images to the bottom of the page or until I call time. SAVE your work.
PROBING PROCEDURE, PART 2 Gently pass your laptop to your neighbor on your left. When you get the laptop, read the quotes in column one, and then in column 2, answer the following prompt: What do these images tell the story of? Keep thinking and writing until I call time. Its okay if you go onto a second page. Please dont stop. Please dont talk. SAVE your work.
PROBING PROCEDURE, PART 3: Again, pass the laptop to the neighbor on your left. Read columns 1 and 2, then answer the following prompt in column 3: Why does Cormac McCarthy send the man and the boy on this journey? SAVE your work.
COLUMN FOUR PROMPT: PROCESS WRITING Pass your laptop back to the original writer. Original writer, read the entries in columns 1, 2 and 3. In column 4, answer this prompt: Where is your thinking right now? SAVE your work.