EXTENSIVE READING ACTIVITIES

1) You will complete the following points: a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) k) l) Title: Author: Publisher and year of Publication: Setting: Characters: What happened in the beginning? (2 sentences for this part) What happened in the middle? (2 sentences for this part) What happened at the end? (2 sentences for this part) Theme/moral lesson: (2 sentences for this part) What surprised me about the story… What I didn’t like about the story…. What I learned thanks to this story...

2) Investigate about the time period and the places in which the story takes place. A) You will add some photographs (2-4) with a short description of cities and people from the time period of the story. B) You will use a map and mark where some of the events in the story happened. Examples: The Vienna opera house (1897)

3) Character Trait Chart. As you read the story keep complete this chart with characteristics from the people in the story. (you choose the 4 characters) They can be personality, physical features or even clothes. Try to write as many as you can, there is no minimum or maximum. Example: Eisenheim Skilful Uhl Bendetti Passauer

4) Cause and effect chart. Now write 5 relations between the effect and the cause of any event or situation from the story in order to make logical story connections. Cause and effect is a relationship that writers use to show how facts, events, or concepts happen or come into being because of other facts, events or concepts. CAUSE EFFECT

5) Face to face. Imagine you are face to face with Eisenheim. Invent six questions to ask Eisenheim ( or any other character from the story you just read). Write also the character's response to each question. The questions and answers should provide information that shows you read the story.

6) Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down. Write a review of the text you just finished reading -- in the style of a movie review. Conclude by awarding “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on the text. Write 100 words aprox.

7) Glossary. As you read the story underline or circle the words you do not know their meaning. After you have finished reading the whole story, create a glossary of 30 of these words. You can use a dictionary online and copy-paste the definition. Make sure you include the page number where the word is found. Examples:

p.215 dissolution / d s lu n/ n. 1 a breaking down into parts or pieces, (syn.) disintegration: Sadly, we watched the dissolution of the government (the team's spirit, the patient's courage, etc.). 2 [C;U] a formal breaking of an association, group, or contract: the dissolution of a marriage 3 [U] immoral behavior, (syn.) degeneracy: Drinking and using drugs, she fell into dissolution. p. 217 intricate / ntr k t/ adj. 1 complex, sometimes with many small details: My sweater has an intricate design. 2 difficult because of detail and depth: The mystery novel has an intricate plot.