- Go to page 4 of your text and read “About the Unit.” Then, use the link below to go to padlet and answer the following question: How do writers choose their subjects? Once you have answered the question, read over your classmates’ responses.
2. Look up the dictionary definition of the word perception. On what does perception rely? Where does a person’s perception come from?
3. Watch the video of the children’s book They All Saw a Cat.
4. Consider these questions: On what does perception rely? Where does a person’s perception come from?
5. 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!).
6. On page 6 of your text, read “Literary Criticism.”
7. 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.
Read the information about Reader-Response Criticism in the U1 Reader-Response Criticism P19.jpg file or on page 19 of your text.
For this assignment, 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.
U1L1A2 Reader-Response Criticism
1. Review the different types of Literary Criticism on pages 7-8 of your text. (Literary Theory PP7-8.pdf)
2. For this assignment, 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?