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Second Pre-Reading Assignment for “Life
Yes, you have another “pre-reading” activity to do.
Now that you’ve read the background information about
this essay (italicized paragraph on the first page), take a
moment to consider what it actually said. Answer the questions below on a
separate sheet of paper. Label it “Journal 2 for ‘Life Itself.’”
- The background information stated that this essay is
“a miniature biography.” What does that tell you about this essay?
- Within the essay, you will find Virginia Woolf using
quotes. Based on what the background information told you, where did she
get these quotes from?
- This essay is said to be about one of Virginia
Woolf’s “lives of the obscure.” Given that information and that this
essay is a biography, make a prediction about what sort of person Woolf is
writing about. Explain why you make that prediction.
Complete the anticipation guide (before & after),
Journal 2, and the reading of the essay by Wednesday, December 10.