Reading Response Exercise #11: Theme/Author Purpose

Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes.

When you are done, think about what you have read.

Complete the following sentence to explore possible symbolism in your text:

_____________ represents ______________, because_______________________.

Fill it in for any possible symbols you saw in your reading. Write it out and fill it in again for any additional potential symbols.

Then, choose one sentence. Share your reasons for filling the blanks as you did. Explain the clues or evidence you observed in the text that led you to your conclusion.

Write down or discuss your responses.