Today we began working on a close reading of an excerpt from Things Fall Apart in preparation for our upcoming Socratic Seminars on our theme topics (please see below for handouts/instructions if you were absent today)
What is close reading?
Close reading is reading a passage and analyzing it in fine detail. It is important because it is the building block for larger analysis. In order to close read something you must RE-READ it multiple times!
For homework, select a passage from Things Fall Apart to conduct your own close reading on: