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17/12/2012

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The Quiet American by Graham Greene "innocence is a kind of insanity" 

Pre-Reading 

Pre-Reading 

As You Read  

Post-Reading  

  • Reading Strategies 
  • What is the reason for reading this novel? 
  • How does this story relate to me as a reader? If it is not important to me, how can I make it important? 
  • What do I know about American involvement in Vietnam in the 1950s? 
  • Using knowledge of text structure to understand text: 
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  • Characters, Setting, Conflict, Plot and Resolution 
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17/12/2012

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The Quiet American by Graham Greene "innocence is a kind of insanity" 

As You Read 

Pre-Reading  

As You Read 

Post-Reading  

  • Reading Strategies 
  • Reading actively for a purpose. 
  • Monitoring comprehension. 
  • Discriminating between important and less important ideas. 
  • Making connections to text/world/self. 
  • Discriminating between an author’s purpose and a teacher’s purpose for reading. 
  • Identifying unfamiliar vocabulary using context clues and word attack skills. 
  • Reading flexibly by using a variety of strategies, by adjusting pacing, and through skimming and scanning. 
  • Interacting with text by questioning, predicting and extending. 
  • Interpreting a variety of symbols across subject areas. 
  • Utilizing critical reading skills such as evaluating, interpreting and analyzing, recognizing difference between fact and opinion, and recognizing logical fallacies. 
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17/12/2012

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The Quiet American by Graham Greene "innocence is a kind of insanity" 

Post-Reading 

Pre-Reading  

As You Read  

Post-Reading 

  • Reading Strategies 
  • Synthesizing information from a variety of sources to develop an understanding and thinking about next steps- “What else do I need to know?” 
  • Summarizing what has been read by retelling the plot or main idea. 
  • Evaluating the ideas in the text. 
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