NOTICE & NOTE The Signposts and Definitions. Contrasts and Contradictions Contrasts and Contradictions The Signpost and Definition A sharp contrast between

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  • NOTICE & NOTE The Signposts and Definitions
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  • Contrasts and Contradictions Contrasts 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.
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  • Contrasts and Contradictions
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  • Contrasts and Contradictions Contrasts and Contradictions Clues to the Signpost A character behaves or thinks in a way we dont expect, or an element of a setting is something we would not expect.
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  • Contrasts and Contradictions Contrasts and Contradictions The Question That Follows Why would the character act (feel) this way?
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  • Aha Moment Aha Moment The Signpost and Definition A characters realization of something that shifts his actions or understanding of himself, others, or the world around him.
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  • Aha Moment
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  • Aha Moment Aha Moment Clues to the Signpost Phrases usually expressing suddenness, like: Suddenly, I understood It came to me in a flash that In an instant, I knew
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  • Aha Moment Aha Moment The Question That Follows How might this change things?
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  • Tough Questions Tough Questions The Signpost and Definition Questions a character raises that reveal his or her inner struggles.
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  • Tough Questions
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  • Tough Questions Tough 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 couldnt imagine how I could cope with
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  • Tough Questions Tough Questions The Question That Follows What does this question make me wonder about?
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  • Words of the Wiser Words 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.
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  • Words of the Wiser
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  • Words of the Wiser Words 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.
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  • Words to the Wiser Words to the Wiser The Question That Follows Whats the life lesson and how might it affect the character?
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  • Again and Again Again and Again The Signpost and Definition Events, images, or particular words that recur over a portion of the novel.
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  • Again and Again
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  • Again and Again Again and Again Clues to the Signpost A word is repeated, sometimes used in an odd way, over and over in the story. An image reappears several times during the course of the book.
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  • Again and Again Again and Again The Question That Follows Why might the author bring this up again and again?
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  • Memory Moment Memory Moment The Signpost and Definition A recollection by a character that interrupts the forward progress of the story.
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  • Memory Moment
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  • Memory Moment Memory 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.
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  • Memory Moment Memory Moment The Question That Follows Why might this memory be important?
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  • Work Cited Beers, K., & Probst, R. E. (2013). Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.