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Close reading literature: "The Kairos Mechanism"

This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of the text, "The Kairos Mechanism" by Kate Milford.

Lessons

  • Develop a theory of a character

    In this lesson you will learn how to develop a theory of a character by citing evidence from the character’s actions, thoughts, and words.

  • Analyze the impact of setting on a character

    In this lesson you will learn how to analyze the impact of setting on a character by considering how the setting and character interact.

  • Analyze the impact of a scene on the development of a character

    In this lesson you will learn how a particular scene contributes to the development of a character by connecting previous scenes and the character’s interactions.

  • Describe the growth of a character

    In this lesson you will learn how to describe the growth of a character by recognizing how he or she drives the plot forward.

  • Describe changes in the main character

    In this lesson you will learn how to describe changes in the main character by considering the perspective of a secondary character.

  • Determine the theme of a text

    In this lesson you will learn how to determine the theme of a text by tracking the development of the main character.

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