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Section of Binder: Literature A Raisin in the Sun ILA 8

Name_______________________ Date_________________________ Period___________ A Raisin in the Sun: Interactive Reading Notes Act 1 Scene 1 Reading Notes DURING: Whats going on?
This is what Im: thinking, wondering, confused about

AFTER: Reflection
Three important points/ideas are

Section of Binder: Literature A Raisin in the Sun ILA 8

Act 1 Scene 1 Guiding Questions: Answer these questions before reading is due in class.
1.

Describe the setting at the beginning of the play. When does the play take place?

2.

Tell about the Younger family relationships. Walter/Ruth:

Walter/Travis:

Mama/Ruth:

Mama/Beneatha:

3.

What is Walters dream? Explain.

4.

What is the plant symbolic of at the end of Act One, Scene One?

5.

Choose one line, or a part of a conversation, within the text that you feel marks a pivotal moment in the scene. Explain.

6.

Choose one of our major themes that you feel was portrayed in this reading.