Presentation on theme: "The Signposts and Definitions"— Presentation transcript:
1The Signposts and Definitions NOTICE & NOTEThe Signposts and Definitions
2Contrasts and Contradictions The Signpost and Definition A sharp contrast between what we would expect and what we observe the character doing; behavior that contradicts previous behavior or well-establish patterns.
12Tough Questions Clues to the Signpost Phrases usually expressing serious daoubt or confusion:“What could I possibly do?”“How could I ever understand why she…?”I couldn’t imagine how I could cope with…”
13Tough Questions The Question That Follows What does this questionmake me wonder about?
14Words of the Wiser The Signpost and Definition The advice or insight a wiser character, who is usually older, offers about life to the main character.
16Words of the Wiser Clues to the Signpost The main character and another are usually off by themselves, in a quiet, serious moment, and the wiser figure shares his wisdom or advice in an effort to help the main character with a problem or a decision.
17Words to the Wiser The Question That Follows What’s the life lesson and how might it affect the character?
18Again and Again The Signpost and Definition Events, images, or particular words that recur over a portion of the novel.
24Memory Moment Clues to the Signpost The ongoing flow of the narrative is interrupted by a memory that comes to the character, often taking several paragraphs to recount before we return to events of the present moment.
25Memory Moment The Question That Follows Why might this memory be important?
26Work CitedBeers, K., & Probst, R. E. (2013). Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.