Know Thyself: A Library Lesson Designed to Find Your Reading Interests
Task One
Task Two
Task Three
Task Four
Task Five
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Task Two   


Now that you've fully explored your reading interests in your journals, take a few minutes to partner with your neighbor. Read your free-write aloud to each other. Think about the themes and connections that jump out as you listen. What strong interests do you see emerging? What possible ways can you come up with categorizing and organizing each other's freewrites into lists? Can you add to each other's lists at all?


Some examples:

John D. wrote a lot about Shakespeare's plays. He listed practically all of them from Romeo and Juliet to Hamlet to A Merchant of Venice. He also started a tangent on history from the Globe Theater to ancient ways of irrigating crops.                  


He might edit his freewrite into a list of dramatical theater and a list of historical topics.



Suzie Q. wrote three pages about vampires, goddesses, and witches. She also wrote about several series books: Twilight, Gemma Doyle, Gossip Girl.


One way to edit her freewrite is to divide it into a list of mystical-creature-related topics and a list of adolescent-girl-coming-of-age topics.



Have fun with this. Remember, there's more than one right way to organize!



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When you're done helping each other, go on to Task Three.                                                                                      

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