will apply prior knowledge about key
ideas and concepts so I can analyze the
skills and knowledge necessary for
success in Unit 1.
will examine the concept of
perception so I can analyze and create
aphorisms about perception.
In your journal, answer the following questions:
 How
do writers and artists organize or construct
text to convey meaning? In other words, how do
authors tell their stories or get their points across?
Hint: You may want to consider punctuation,
capitalization, paragraph length, imagery, symbolism,
 “The
stranger in the village” is a common
metaphor in literature. What does it mean to be
the stranger in the village?
Turn to the person sitting next to you and discuss
your answers.
 Read
the “Unit Overview” on p. 1.
 Read
the “Learning Focus” on p. 4.
 What
topics are presented in this unit?
 Perception
Literary Theories
Multiple Perspectives
Reader Response Criticism
 Reader
Response Criticism
 Focuses
on a reader’s engagement with a
specific text and the dynamics that emerge
as meaning is created between the text
presented by the author and the reader’s
interpretation of it.
 Highlights
the idea that individuals often
read and interpret the same texts differently,
allowing texts to be challenged, evaluated,
and critiqued.
 Reader
Response Criticism is all about you,
the reader!
 Turn
to Appendix 1 on p. 340-342.
 Read
about the different literary
theories on p. 340-342.
 Highlight
and take notes in the margins
about the key points.
 One
of your major grades this quarter will
be to create a photo essay about yourself.
 Start
to look for photos you could use in
your essay. You will need photos of
yourself from the following years:
1st grade
5th grade
9th grade
12th grade
 You
will also need an image that represents the
person you think you will be10 years from now.
Literature is not the only thing that can
be interpreted in more than one way.
Images can also be interpreted in
different ways!
View the following images and determine
how one image can be perceived in two
SB 1.2. Perception Is Everything
Who / what is depicted in this picture?
SB 1.2. Perception Is Everything
Who / what is depicted in this picture?
SB 1.2. Perception Is Everything
How is what we see a product of our experiences,
biases, and prejudices?
 Take
out your cell phone!
 Use
the camera on your phone to take
a selfie.
 If
you don’t have a phone, take a look
at yourself in a mirror.
Quick Write (5 minutes)
 Consider
the following quote:
“At age 50, everyone has the face he
 What
does this statement mean?
 Does
this statement apply to your life? Do you
think it applies to life in general? Explain.
 As
you look at your selfie, does it accurately
portray the person you really are? Explain.
“At age 50, everyone has the face he
Does this statement express a general
truth? Explain.
 A succinct statement expressing an
opinion, perception, or general truth.
 Short and to the point.
General Truth
 A statement people generally accept as
applying to their lives.
 Example:
“We hold these truths to be
self-evident that all men are created