In this series of videos, I take participants through a protocol that extends the traditional literature circle. They test out the protocol on a piece of text that I give my AP seniors where the goal is to identify and support with evidence how the author uses indirect characterization.
Part Two: Using Dialectical Journals
In part two of the workshop, I assign a complex piece of text to read, then ask participants to use a dialectical journal to analyze a character. First they cite what the text says, then they notate what they say it means. Finally, they draw conclusions about what the author is saying overall about a character. A discussion follows.