Deeper Reading Activities

Activities to use for assignments

What does it say, mean, matter...

Students will read and choose a passage that they can think about, and then answer these three questions:

1. What does it say? (summary of the actual passage)

2. What does it mean? (supporting the summary with additional textual evidence)

3. What does it matter? (essentially, why we read this piece of literature)

Example: To Kill a Mockingbird ch.24
**Find the entire example in Deeper Reading pgs. 87-91