Determine an Author's Message by Analyzing Character Development

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Edna St. Vincent Millay’s unconventional “Sonnet VII” is the anchor text for a series of videos that model for viewers how to use text-based questions to guide close reading of a text. In this, the third video in the series, the narrator models how to analyze the development of a character to determine an author’s message. Although the video can stand alone, viewers would gain the most benefit from watching the entire series.  

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Pros

  • Each video in the series begins with a review that places the video in the context 
  • Animation highlights sections of the text under discussion
  • The process is broken down into discreet steps that makes the task seem doable
Cons

The rapid speech of the narrator may intimidate some viewers. Consider pausing the video periodically and discussing points made

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