- Go to page 4 of your text and read “About the Unit” (U1L1.pdf, page 1). Then, consider how writers choose their subjects. Why do they write about their chosen subjects?
- Look up the dictionary definition of the word perception. On what does perception rely? Where does a person’s perception come from?
- Watch the video of the children’s book They All Saw a Cat.
- Consider these questions: On what does perception rely? Where does a person’s perception come from?
- Go to the Google drive, click on the Springboard Text folder. Open the Unit 1 Videos & Handouts folder. Open the presentation titled Optical Illusions. In each picture, you should see two different images. If you can’t, why do you think that is the case? What might help you see more than you are able to see? (I promise, there are two different things going on in every picture!).
- On page 6 of your text, read “Literary Criticism” (U1L1.pdf, page 2).
- Complete these assignments:
U1L1A1: It’s a Matter of Perspective
Our analysis of literature this semester will focus on perception. Our experiences have given each one of us a unique perspective. We have formed interests and dislikes, sometimes strong ones, based on our experiences.
1. Read the information about Reader-Response Criticism. You can find this information on page 19 of your textbook (U1 Reader-Response Criticism P19.pdf).
2. In a paragraph, identify some subjects that you have strong opinions about based on your experiences. The opinions you hold on these subjects are likely to affect the way you respond to texts that deal with those subjects.
3. Submit your response to Turnitin by 11:59 on Jan. 11.
U1L1A2 Reader-Response Criticism
1. Review the different types of Literary Criticism. You can find this information on pages 7 and 8 of your textbook (Literary Theory PP7-8.pdf).
2. In a paragraph, tell which literary criticism, based on the descriptions in the document, you are likely to find the most challenging. Why do you think you will find that particular perspective challenging?
3. Submit your response in Turnitin by 11:59 on Jan. 11.