In class on Tuesday we discussed the poem "A Father to His Son" by Carl Sandburg. During that discussion, I modeled a close reading strategy to help you with "DIGGING DEEPER" in a text in order to make meaning. Based on our classroom discussion, answer the following for today's classroom assignment.
A. How did yesterday's close reading activity change your understanding of the text?
B. How does word choice, figurative language, and repetition add to the overall meaning of this particular text?
C. What did you learn about yourself as a reader through analyzing "A Father to His Son"?
Kimberly Barrett, NBCT, Bachelor of Arts of English, Murray State University, 1996, Master's Degree in English, MSU, 2004
Blessed to teach since 1996, I spend my days doing exactly what I've always wanted to do . . . TEACH. I'm married to the sweetest man alive, Tim, and we have two beautiful babies, Marlee Rose and Beau Wilson.