Afternoon, brilliant people. Keep up the great thinking in our outer circle discussion.
A couple suggestions/ food for thought items today:
1. In discussing Gothic elements, many of you have noticed the prevalence of the everyman. In literature, the everyman is the nameless character that, by virtue of his or her identity's absence, becomes us. Consider this in our last 2 stories.
2. I would suggest avoiding hypothetical "what if" questions. Be sure the prediction questions you pose can be answered in text and don't take us on tangents.
3. With that in mind, continue to support your thinking in text. Be sure your answers are, in fact, rooted in what the author suggests, not in our own assumptions.
4. I challenge you to consider how the close-reading skill we talked about yesterday might play into our thinking and discussion today. Use this as a forum for practice.
5. Provide the background that leads to your questions. Rather than just throwing a question out there, provide the thought that came before it, when necessary.