Engagement with Text

Part of the enjoyment of reading is imagining what characters look like and making predictions about what will happen next.  Reading imaginatively deepens reading comprehension and aids readers to understand themes and figurative language.  At the end of Chapter 3 of Ethan Frome, Zeena is set to spend the next night in Bettsbridge after visiting a doctor hoping to alleviate her “shooting pains.”  Ethan is transfixed by the thought of being alone with Mattie.  Create a post narrating what happens between Ethan and Mattie on this important night.  Try to adopt the writing style of Wharton with descriptive passages, figurative language, interior monologues, and dialog between Ethan and Mattie.  Read and comment on the narratives of the students in your subgroup.  I should also be able to see your avatar with your comments.

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