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Text to World, Text to Text, and Text to Self Connections/ Frankenstein Monday February 1, 2016
Frankenstein Quiz � Why is the De Lacy family in Germany? � Name one of the three books “the monster” finds. � What does “the monster” ask Victor to do for him? � What does Victor do to the 2 nd “monster” he creates? � Who is the second person the monster kills? � Where does Victor’s boat wash ashore?
Something to Think About… “Literature does not provide answers; instead, it only posits questions for the reader to contemplate. Great literature puts forth questions that the reader had not previously considered. ”
Making Textual Connections “Reading comes alive when we recognize how the ideas in the text connect to our experiences and beliefs, events happening in the larger world, our understanding of history, and our knowledge of other texts. ”- (Facing History and Ourselves) 3 Types of Connections: �Text to Text �Text to World �Texts to Self
Text to Text Connections �In this connection the reader connects one text to another. This does not necessarily mean that it has to be one novel connected to another novel. �For example, you could connect Frankenstein to any composition, regardless of medium or genre( i. e. movies, TV shows, songs, poems, short stories, comic books, graphic novels, art, etc. ). �In addition, you can focus on similar themes (or other literary devices) rather than a similar plot line. What other texts deal with the replications of one man trying to play “God”?
Text to Text Connections The following are questions that you can ask yourself as you are seeking to make these connections: �“What does this remind you of in another book [or another composition] you have read? ” �“How is this text similar to other things you have read [or seen/ heard]? ” �“How is this text different from other things you have read? ” -http: //www. readwritethink. org/professional-development/strategy-guides/making-connections-30659. html
Text to Self Connection �When making text to self connections you are trying to see how ideas in the text connect to your own ideas, experiences, and other aspects of your life. �How do themes in the text connect to your own life experiences? �This is literature being used as a mirror.
Text to Self Connections The following are questions that you can ask yourself as you are seeking to make these connections: �“What does this story remind you of? ” �“Can you relate to the characters in the story? ” �“Does anything in this story remind you of anything in your own life? ” -http: //www. readwritethink. org/professional-development/strategy-guides/making-connections 30659. html
Text to World Connections �In this connection you are seeking to see how elements of the literature can be seen in the world around you. �You might investigate how themes found in the text are still relevant in the world around you (are we still dealing with issues related to ethics and science). �You can also view how the author’s world influenced themes in the text (New Historicism). �This is literature being used as a window.
Text to World Connections The following are questions that you can ask yourself as you are seeking to make these connections: �“What does this remind you of in the real world? ” �“How are events in this story similar to things that happen in the real world? ” �“How are events in this story different from things that happen in the real world? ” -http: //www. readwritethink. org/professional-development/strategy-guides/making-connections-30659. html
Text to World Assignment: For this assignment you will demonstrate that you understand how to make “text to world” connections. Remember, for this type of connection you need to tie elements from the text to world around you. Are there similar situations? Are themes discussed in Frankenstein still fodder for discussion in the world around us?
Step 1 - Pick a central theme from this weeks readings (Frankenstein): I want you to pick two quotes from this week’s readings that highlight one theme that you feel is important for consideration. Make sure to write down these two quotes on a piece of paper with the proper citation.
Step 2 - In a one sentence assertion, articulate what theme you feel these two pieces of evidence highlight. Make sure that you are only discussing one theme.
Step 3 - See how this theme is still relevant today. How is the issue that your theme investigates still visible in the world around you? I want you to do some quick research on your cell phones for this portion of this assignment. Make sure you write down one source that you could use to demonstrate that theme from the text is still “connected” to the world.
Step 4 - Write an ideal paragraph that defend your connection between your themes from this week to the world. Make sure all five elements are visible in this paragraph. Your first sentence should start like this…
Writing the Paragraph 1)“One major theme from this week’s readings from the novel Frankenstein is (insert your theme here); this theme, or issues related to this theme, can clearly be seen in our world in (your evidence of how your theme is connected to the world around you). 2) Your next sentence/ sentences should elaborate on the connection between theme and your “worldly” example. 3) Use evidence (one of your quotes) from the text and paraphrase/ quote evidence from the source you found while researching to defend your assertion. 4) Make a clear connection (defense of evidence) in how theme from Frankenstein is still seen in our “world. ” 5) Concluding statement that restates your main assertion.
Homework �On February 22 students must: �Finish reading Frankenstein
Summary/Refection and Grammar HW Turn in summary/ reflection 6 (with vocabulary words and discussion questions)- This reflection must either focus on making either a text to text connection or text to world connection. One additional outside source must be used. Cite this source in APA formatting. Grammar: You will be handing in two drafts of this assignment. One should be marked with revision and editing marks [your first draft]. Your second draft should reflect the editing and revision changes you recommended to your self. Both drafts must be stapled together. Your first draft should have both marginal and summative comments.
Notebooks 6 Entries in Dialectical Journal- You will be turning your notebooks in our next class. You must have: All of your graded assignments (4 summary reflections + grammar homework) 36 total entries into your dialectical journals All documents (syllabus, etc. ) related to this class