Developing More Complex Ideas

                 

DEVELOPING MORE COMPLEX IDEAS

1. When I first read this story, I thought it was just about……,but now that I think deeper about it, I realize that really, it is about….

 

2. To many people, this text seems to be about….   That makes sense because…

But to me, the text is about…


3. Often people….but this story shows that it is possible people should ….

 

4. I used to think…., but now after reading this I think…because…

 

5. I learned from (the character, the  event) that in life, it can be important to ….

 

6. The story teaches us not only about…, but also about….

 

7. My ideas on ….are complicated.  On one hand, I think…  On the other hand, I think….     

 

8. Think:  How does the story go because this character is telling it? Would it be different if a different character was telling the story?  Explain how.

 

9. One idea this story suggests…          One example that shows (this idea) is…because…                  Another example that shows (this idea) is ….because…

This makes me realize/think that….

 

10. These two stories are similar because they both teach that….

On the one hand, though, in the first story, “…”….    On the other hand, in the story, “…”….. This makes me realize/think that….

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