Text Group # ______
Fill out one worksheet for each author/text (as indicated) in the text group. Please put all answers in BLUE.
Label each document file: WL Text Group #__ Author (or section) First Name Last Name
Author [If known]
Title of Text (s)
Region/Where in the World?
Identify: Genre (if possible) or How it is told/organized [Example: Non-fiction, Journal, Diary, Poetry, Biography, Fable, Poetry, etc.]
Brief Overview of the Author’s Life [150 words or less]
Brief Summary [250 words or less]
Themes and Examples [Provide a brief explanation for each]
Character List [If applicable]
Specific Quotes [Many times you can find important or selected quotes highlighted in resources on the text…see what you can find.]
Interact and Respond
Identify: Lessons/Interesting Ideas/Universal Truths [Interpretations]
Relate to Other Texts/Time Periods [if applicable]
Relate to Today [Does this text remind you of situations, circumstances, conditions today? Explain.]
Adaptations/Inspirations/Translations [Highlight at least one/Interesting You Tube on it? Movie? Graphic Novel? Other Art or Science? Wikipedia often has a section at the bottom of an entry for this.]
State: Why people should study this text today/why care?
List: Questions or “I wonder…” [About the author/text/time-period]
-Record information/ from your study and the overview, notes, and links provided.
*Don’t forget to go over my notes. These are mindmaps and seem a little weird, but go over them to see what pops out. I have recorded what I thought was important. Latch on to key concepts/ideas to explore.
Discover Other Sources
-Discover other sources and record information [notes from the source].
List each source.
Use the Source Citation Formula (below) to ‘cite’ the source. Put it at the bottom of one each source you record.
Title of the Source
The Title of the page/article
The Title of the Section (if applicable)
The Date of Publication
The Date You Accessed the Source
Provide the Link
Brief Summary of the Source (what a reader will find when they access the source)
[Note paragraph/page #’s where appropriate]
[These can be as ‘messy’ as you need them to be…]
Relevant Images/Idea Map [Attach][Optional]