Friday, July 24, 2009

Reader's Notebooks

The question has come up about the reader's notebooks. I think it's a great idea to work with a study group when working with texts. For the books you are doing that you have read before, it's a great idea to discuss them to be sure that you have all the salient points that should be included, and then have one person write an entry for the entire group to use. Four people in the group would result in four entries if each person did one--eight if each person did two.

I would like each person to write her/his own for the literary text that you are doing for this summer. You may certainly discuss the book together in a study group, but I do want each person to have a sense of what the task involves for a newly read book.