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Dialectical Notes. Or active reading. Reading is too often a passive experience for students. You sit down with a book, pass your eyes over the words, and say that you have done the reading assignment.

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dialectical notes

Dialectical Notes

Or active reading

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Reading is too often a passive experience for students.You sit down with a book, pass your eyes over the words, and say that you have done the reading assignment.

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This year, you are going to do dialectical notes with each novel.Here’s how it works. Every 3-4 pages, you find a significant quote, tell what literary technique the author is employing, and write two commentaries about it.

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You may do this in one of two ways:If you have purchased your own novel, you may highlight the passages in the novel, and write your notes in the margin – or on post-it notes.If you checked a novel out from me, you need to divide your notebook/page into columns. You need to have the page # where you found the quote, the quote itself, then your notes.

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When you finish, you will have a summary of the material you have read.As you read, your commentary can include questions, comments, and ideas that have piqued your interest.This becomes an intellectual history of your reading experience

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This material will become the basis for much of the writing you will do about what you have read.It will also be a great reference for those of you who need to have a background in literature for an AP exam, or college class.

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Commentaries are the most difficult part -------- so let’s practice:On page 4 in Wuthering Heights it says:“Wuthering Heights is the name of Mr. Heathcliff’s dwelling. “Wuthering” being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather.”foreshadowing – 1.Naming the house after stormy weather – 2.this foreshadows the stormy relationships that will take place here.

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From Song of SolomonP. 17 – “Nobody both dared enough and cared enough to tell him.”characterization:1. This shows what Macon Dead is like – (which is not the greatest comm)2. He is a cold person who no one likes

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From 1984P. “Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death.”aphorism1. In the world of the Party, this is a simple truth about life2. Anyone who has committed thoughtcrime is eventually killed, it’s only a matter of time

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When I say a quote from the book ----- it doesn’t have to be something a character says in the book. You are quoting a line or two from the book. It can be a description, an example of imagery, etc.

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If you give the same commentary for every quote – you are just giving one commentary.Likewise,if your commentary is so general that it will fit any novel, your grade will suffer.For example:This gives the reader a visual------Well, duh!!!!!!!!!

and speaking of grades the following will be considered in grading
And speaking of grades, the following will be considered in grading:
  • Quotes found every 3-4 pages – if yours fall every 8 pages, you’ve only done ½ the work
  • Did you pick out a quote that has some significance?
  • Did you tell the literary technique?
  • Do you have 2 commentaries?
  • Do your commentaries have some depth, show some insight?