Critique the Critic

Select one of the reviews listed below.  Read what the critic has to say about Station Eleven.  Respond to the critic’s opinions with your own insight.   Whether you enjoyed the novel or not is not the focus of your response.  You are required to respond with tangible insights from the novel that either refute the critic’s opinion or corroborates the critic’s observation.  As you use the evidence from the novel indicate the page number (in parenthesis) where the quote from the book is found.  Use three opinions from the review to critique.

Performance Indicators:P.S ELA-2 Reading Analysis: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

A. Evaluate the relevant themes and synthesize how they are present in the novel in oral and written responses.
B. Interpret the implications of setting and circumstance.
C. Analyze the role of characters in the plot in oral and written responses.
D. Analyze important quotations from the text in oral and written responses.
E. Annotate the text.

P.S ELA-3 Reading Craft and Structure: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of a text.

A. Understand SOAPSTone: Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, Tone
B. Analyze the plot and/or design of the text, following shifts in time and place.

Your written critique is to focus on what the author has to say about the novel.  The critique is due on DAY 4 and is assessed a writing valuation.

The New York Times Review

The Master’s Review

The Quill & Quire

The Guardian