Understanding Stage—Close Reading

Time to Read

  1. Skim-read each short story to get an idea of what it is about. All stories are in Imprints 12, Vol. I.

  2. Reread each short story more closely and highlight phrases/words/text for
  •   plot
  •   character
  •   setting
  •   conflict
  •   tone
  •   mood
  •   theme
  •   symbolism
  •   word choice

Note: You will be submitting all four annotations for 1.3a. An exemplar of the annotation (close reading/active reading) is provided below for you.