In pairing two separate categorical filters, connects student possible prior knowledge and any new concepts in a novel way.
Upon asking the meaning of each element students could naturally align most question words with the appropriate element, creating generic comprehension questions.
- Plot - What happens?
- Character - Who is involved?
- Theme - How or why does the story mean what is means?
- Context - When and where does the story take place, as well as associated background knowledge that may be needed?
- Style - How or Why does that author make certain choices or moves, achieve certain effects?