Presentation on theme: "Do Now: In your journal, write about a memory in your life (good/bad) that has had a major impact on who you are today. What is the memory? How has it."— Presentation transcript:
1 Do Now:In your journal, write about a memory in your life (good/bad) that has had a major impact on who you are today. What is the memory? How has it impacted your life?
2 Notice & Note Strategies for Close Reading Reading literary texts with deeper understanding.
3 Memory MomentA Memory Moment is the point in a book when the writer interrupts what’s happening to show us the main character as he/she remembers something important.Sometimes it’s obvious:“I remember the first time I met him . . ““In that moment, the memory came flooding back . . “Sometimes not so obvious:“My dad liked to tell the story . . .”“This picture always reminded me of . . .”
4 Memory Moment Why might this memory be important? Be alert for times when a character shares a moment from the past because it’s likely to tell us something important, either about the character or about the plot.When we find these moments, we need to pause and ask ourselves:Why might this memory be important?
5 Memory Moment Here’s how it works in a text. I’ll read a few passages from Hope Was Hereby Joan Bauer.This book is about a girl named Hope who, once again, must leave a place she's called home to move. We will pick up in the novel as she and her aunt are getting in their car to begin their latest move.
6 Memory MomentSTOP! You can likely see that the author interrupts the story to have Hope tell us about a memory.Memories are important to all of us and here Hope is walking across the street toward the car and U-Haul trailer when she sees Morty stop by. Seeing Morty reminds her of the first time she waited on him and she recalls that from even that first encounter, she knew he'd be an appreciative customer.Now I ask myself the ANCHOR question (?)Even though this doesn't seem like a big deal right now, Bauer put it in the story for a reason! What might that reason be?
7 Memory MomentThis memory helps me see how Hope is feeling about leaving. She's going to miss folks like Morty and is wondering what the people in Wisconsin will be like. This helps me understand that despite this being a little memory, it's clear that for Hope, leaving town brings a certain level of anxiety and uncertainty because she's been comfortable and happy here.This brings me one step closer to better understanding my character and her development in the story.
8 Memory MomentThis next section comes from the same point in the text. Hope has gotten in the car with her Aunt Addie and they are headed to Wisconsin. Addie is trying to reassure Hope.As I read, see if you notice the Memory Moment where you think it appears.
9 Memory MomentLets STOP here. Instead of Hope thinking ahead to her new life in Wisconsin, she thinks back to her mother, especially the 3 times - the only 3 times- she had visited.Remember- this is the anchor question opportunity we are actively seeking!WHY MIGHT THIS MEMORY BE IMPORTANT?Turn to your elbow partner and talk about this: why is the memory of her Mother important at this point in the story, and what do we learn about Hope?
10 Memory MomentAs you and your partner talked, hopefully you discussed a key thing about Hope: recall her mother basically deserted her and thus Aunt Addie is like a substitute mom to her. Because of this, Addie is very important!You can infer that Hope's anxiety is really based around the fact that her mother failed her when she was younger and so she faced a lot of insecurity because of this. It would then make sense to see how Hope views Addie; this makes me wonder if this book is about LOSING that support.To see if this prediction comes true, I'll have to read on.
11 Memory MomentI will continue to read on and as I do, please mark any memories that you see by writing MM next to it.When I finish reading, jot down your response to the anchor question and when your partner's ready, turn and talk.
12 Memory MomentHopefully these memories were easy to spot. Hope mentions Harrison and the prism. What does Hope say about him?All of these things are very important to Hope and this makes me realize what the author is revealing about her to me (the reader) - Hope is very attached to her friends, she wonders if she'll see him again, and if she'll make new friends.
13 Memory MomentLooking at these memories should give us a good introduction to the character of Hope. Take a minute and write down a quick summary of what these Memory Moments have shown you about Hope in just these few passages.Can you make a prediction about Hope from this knowledge?Can you identify the conflict here?When you're finished, turn and share with your partner.
14 Memory Moment MEMORY MOMENTS WRAP UP These are moments when the author interrupts his/her work to share a memory that a character is having which will reveal something important about that character.Often times these "MM"s turn into Again & Again moments.When you locate a "MM" consider the point of the memory. Don't just label it, rather discuss its significance!
15 Set up Reading Journal Turn your Reading Journal over (upside down) From the back we will start taking notes as we read.Set it up like this:Pg #SignpostWhat I NoticedNote: What it means/ shows
16 Reading Journal for Jackie’s Wild Seattle Should be set up like this:As we read, we will look for Contrasts & Contradictions and Memory Moments.I will read Ch. 1 with you, you’ll do Ch. 2 on your own.Pg #SignpostWhat I NoticedNote: What it means/ shows