*Today we will start off with silent reading
*No Red Ink: Phrase and Dependent Clauses
*Two more roles I forgot to post….researcher and word wizard.
*Today you are all going to be researchers. Novels are not written in isolation. They are often a product of the world within which the author lives…
Depending on the novel being studied, forms of contextualization may include one or more of the following:
- Cultural — placed within the learned behavior of specific groups of people.
- Economic — of or relating to systems of production and management of material wealth and/or business activities.
- Gender — located within the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with being male or female.
- Historical — the time in which something takes place or was created and how that influences how you interpret it.
- Interdisciplinary — explanation of theories, concepts, ideas, or methodologies borrowed from other disciplines applied to the research problem rooted in another discipline.
- Philosophical — clarification of the essential nature of being or of phenomena as it relates to the research problem.
- Physical/Spatial — reflects the space around something and how that influences how you see it.
- Political — concerns the environment in which something is produced indicating it’s public purpose or agenda.
- Social — the environment of people that surrounds something’s creation or intended audience, reflecting how the people around something use and interpret it.
- Temporal — reflects issues or events of, relating to, or limited by time.
Using the “Researcher” role sheet as a guide line, you are to research the context within which your novel was written. Be prepared to share your findings with your group.