2 Bellwork Please begin the following activity at the bell. Read and annotate the excerpt from “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Annotations should focus on evidence of parallelism and periodic structure, as well as exigence, audience, purpose, ethos, pathos, and logos.Read and annotate again.Read and annotate AGAIN.
3 Author’s NoteShare annotations about the following with your group and add to your own as needed.McCandless’s motivesThemes of the bookAuthorial presenceThe complexity of the subject matter
4 Epigraphs Read the first page of your group’s assigned chapter. Review & share your annotations with your group, adding to your own notes as needed.Make the following notes in your text margins:Circle the source of the epigraph.Explain why the author used this as the introduction to this chapter.Explain how the epigraph enhances or enriches the ideas in the chapter.Share answers with the class when called upon to do so.
5 Structure of the TextContinue to take notes in the margin of your book & highlight &/or underline textual evidence.What is the purpose of your group’s chapter? What is it’s main focus? What is described in the chapter?What is the organization of your group’s chapter?Beginning: How long is each introduction/exposition in the chapter? Why does the author organize the chapter this way? What does it show the reader?End: What is the purpose of the last paragraph of your group’s chapter? Is the last paragraph effective? What big question is the reader left with?Share answers with the class when called upon to do so.
6 and the End The Beginning… Extended AnalysisHighlight lines in your text that evidence the answers to the following questions & annotate in margins as needed.How do Ch. 1 & 2 represent the idea of “beginning & end”?What is the mood the reader feels by having the organization of the two chapters arranged like this?What is the tone the author is using as he sets up the reader to react a certain way?Is he creating McCandless as a sympathetic or an unsympathetic character? How does he do this?Are the actions of Chris McCandless the actions of a “normal” or a “sane” person?and the EndThe Beginning…
7 Extended Analysis Key Ideas & Details Craft & Structure Highlight lines in your text that evidence the answers to the following questions & annotate in margins as needed.What kind of diction do you notice in Krakauer’s writing? Are his word choices effective? Why or why not?How does the author use imagery?What type of language does Krakauer use? What was he attempting to do with the language he used? What type of reactions did he want?What sentence structure does the author use and to what effect?Key Ideas & DetailsCraft & Structure
8 Character Development Extended AnalysisHighlight lines in your text that evidence the answers to the following questions & annotate in margins as needed.What evidence does the author give to support his story?Why was Jim Gallien, who gives McCandless a ride, initially concerned?What does he do to help McCandless?Why was Gallien unconcerned at the end of the chapter and why does he leave McCandless alone?How do McCandless’s actions show he is not a “normal” hiker?KnowledgeCharacter Development
9 Conclusion ArgumentWork alone to answer the following question in one periodic paragraph on your own sheet of paper. Based on your annotations and discussions, analyze Krakauer’s writing style. Remember to build to your main point through dependent parallel constructions as demonstrated in “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.