Activator Week 5 Day 1 ELA. What does it mean to “read between the lines?” Use The Reader’s Journey to define the term infer. 3. How are the words infer and inference related?. Reading between the lines….
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3. How are the words infer and inference related?
When you make an inference, you are “reading between the lines” which means you understand something the author implied but did not express on the surface.
ELACC7RL1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
ELACC7RL3: Analyze how particular elements of a story interact.
ELACC7RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text.
How does an author create mental images for the reader?
1. People moved slowly then. They ambled across the square, shuffled in and out of the stores around it, took their time about everything. A day was twenty-four hours long but seemed longer. There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with… page 5
2. His age was beginning to show, his one sign of inner turmoil, the strong line of his jaw, melted a little, one became aware of telltale creases forming under his ears, one noticed not his jet-black hair but the gray patches growing at his temples. page 267
3. He was still leaning against the wall…his arms folded across his chest. As I pointed he brought his arms down and pressed the palms of his hands against the wall. They were white hands, sickly white hands that had never seen the sun, so white they stood out garishly against the dull cream wall in the dim light… page 270
4. “Guilty…guilty…guilty.” I peeked at Jem. His hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders jerked as if each “guilty” was a stab between them. It was Jem’s turn to cry. His face was streaked with angry tears as we made our way through the cheerful crowd.
5. “And you—” she pointed an arthritic finger at me—”what are you doing in those overalls? You should be in a dress and camisole, young lady! You’ll grow up waiting on tables if somebody doesn’t change your ways—a Finch waiting on tables at the O.K. Café—hah!” page 101
Effective writers develop characters through specific word choice that creates images or pictures in the reader’s mind.
(Showing, not telling)
sickly white hands
each “guilty” was a stab…
People moved slowly…
They were white hands…
..his shoulders jerked…
Characterization is the process by which the writer develops characters in a narrative.
Characterization is revealed through direct characterization and indirect characterization.
Characters are developed through what they say, their actions, the reactions of others, their appearance, and their thoughts (SARA T.)
The author’s choice of words has a significant impact on effective characterization.
ELACC7RL2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
ELACC7RL3: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how settings shape the characters or plot).
ELACC7RL6: Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.