A clear thesis with a clear position either agreeing, disagreeing, or both.
2-3 paragraph summary of the original text by Grant Morrison
1-2 properly introduced, integrated, cited, and explained quotations in the Summary
Response section beginning with personal restatement of your thesis
Lead in with personal reasoning for position
Examination and explanation of the reasoning using original text and at least 2 external sources (cited and explained)
A clear works cited page.
Step 1: Read and make notes about the article reading.
Step 2: Use those notes to write up a summary of the reading.
Step 3: Integrate 1-2 quotations and cite them in your summary.
-Summaries should be 2-3 paragraphs in length.
-If you write 2 paragraphs, you need 1 quotations, if you write 3 paragraphs, provide me with 2 quotations.
These are due on Wednesday in class.
To help us work on our summaries, let us work on this process with this handout to help us move forward on our Response Essays.
Sources/Reviews about Supergods
Search terms you can use as well
“are superheroes inspirational”
“superheroes are dangerous”
“do we need superheroes”
What is Annotating?
“Annotating is any action that deliberately interacts with a text to enhance the reader’s understanding of, recall of, and reaction to the text. Sometimes called “close reading,” annotating usually involves highlighting or underlining key pieces of text and making notes in the margins of the text.” (“Reading and Studying Strategies”)
This can also ask you to circle words you do not understand and then look them up to help you better comprehend what you are reading.
Our modern world is filled with superhero movies. Superheroes have become an important part of the world around us. However, are superheroes just entertainment or more? In his book, Supergods, Grant Morrison makes the argument that superheroes have a power we may not actually realize is there. Morrison, in the introduction to Supergods is ______________ because _______________________________.
You need to fill in the blanks:
Deciding whether you agree, disagree, or both
Reasons why you have the position of agreement, disagreement, or both.