Read this article : https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/06/fathers-day-coffin/562952/
: Do not answer any of these questions in either your summary or analysis! They are here only as a guide to help you think and write a one-paragraph summary and one-to-two paragraph analysis.
What should you write? Ask yourself, if someone hadnt read this text, what would I tell them it is about?
Step 1. Summary of a Text (What is this text about?)
As you plan for your Reader Response, the following questions will help you summarize the text. Think about these before you write your summary, but DO NOT answer these questions in your summary!
What you should do is think about what your audience needs to know. Remember that they have not read this selection, so they are depending on you to tell them exactly what happened in this reading.
What is the authors main point?
What is the authors purpose?
What is this story all about?
What happened in this selection?
Step 2. Analysis of a Text (How valid are the authors ideas?)
After you have read the text, you can begin to evaluate the author’s ideas. The following
questions provide some ideas to help you evaluate the text, but be careful not to answer these questions in your analysis.
What are the authors main ideas?
Does one of these ideas catch your attention? Why?
Do the authors ideas make common sense? Are they logical?
What suggestions do you have for the author?
Tips to Remember
Your assessment should not be the expression of an unsupported or irrelevant personal
Your interpretations and your conclusions must be based on evidence from the text.
Remember also that a critique may express a positive as well as a negative assessment.
Don’t confuse critique with criticize in the popular sense of the word, meaning “to point out faults.”