1. Welcome to Collaborative Comprehension

This class will teach you techniques to assist you in analyzing and deepening your comprehension of literary texts. Unlike many reading classes, however, this class will be collaborative, in that you and your classmates will work together to develop an understanding of the texts. In addition, you will utilize several technology tools and social media to share what you have learned. Before we begin, please take the time to answer a few questions so that I may learn more about you and your reading experiences.

* 1. What is your name?

* 2. How much time do you spend reading each day? What factors contribute to the amount of time you spend reading?

* 3. Do you consider yourself a good reader? Why or why not?

* 4. Do you like to read? Why or why not?

* 5. How do you go about choosing a book for independent reading?

* 6. What is the best book you have ever read?

* 7. Think about the best book you have ever read. Why did you enjoy the book? Please give at least 2 supporting reasons as to why this is the best book you have ever read.

* 8. What is the worst book you have ever read or attempted to read?

* 9. Think about the worst book you have ever read or attempted to read. Why did you not like the book? Please supply at least 2 supporting reasons.

* 10. What genres of literature do you like to read the most and why?

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