Close Reading Scene 1
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to improve close-reading and annotation skills
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.RL.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.RL.11-12.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.11-12.4
Begin by dividng the class into small groups and assigning each group a section of the text from Scene 1. A sample breakdown for the text might be I.1.1-14, 15-30, 31-54, and 55-75. Students should close-read their passages with their groups. This can include scanning the passage and making note of breaks in meter; parsing difficult language, interesting images, jokes, and plays on words; and making note...
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