Context: A roomful of hungry teachers asked to blog about distraction
In truth, I am grateful for the opportunity to think about the role of distraction on the first day of class. We will be talking about the summer reading.
1. What is a key passage?
A key passage is one in which we somehow see the meaning of the whole work in one spot...a paragraph, perhaps, or a few lines of text.
2. What themes are revealed in the key passages you have chosen?
3. What elements of style are revealed in this passage?
4. How does the style serve the purpose of the text?