Deeper Reading Activities

Activities to use for assignments

Levels of Reflection (pgs. 156-158)

The Levels of Reflection ask students to look at the ways the text affects everything from themselves to humanity. The benefit of this activity is the students will have to think beyond themselves. This activity can be done by drawing circles with the student in the center and the groups listed below surrounding the center circle like ripples on water.

Questions students should ask:

What does this book mean in terms of my family? ("Family" can extend beyond the traditional means)

What does this book mean in terms of my peers? Why should people my age be concerned with the issues presented in this book?

What does this book mean in terms of my community? How do the ideas in this book affect both my community and others?

What does this book mean in terms of thinking about my country? What relevance deos it play in relation to our national well-being?

What does this book mean about the human condition? What can I learn about humanity from reading this text? What are the universal truths it contains?