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READING THE BIBLE ∞ GOD MATTERS XS IB CLE 2013-2014

WORKSHEET 4.1

Reading the Bible as Literature
ON LITERARY GENRES

GENERAL DIRECTIONS: Examine the following texts and answer the questions that follow. Be concise with your answers but makes sure that they are substantial.

Learning Circle No.: _____ Members:

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1. TITANIC

News Article

Documentary

Feature Film

How should each text be read? How are they different from each other? What should you look for in each text? What should you expect from them? • What questions should you ask when you read/interpret each text? Can your questions for the news article also be your questions for the feature film? Why/Why not?
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2. COMICS/CARTOONS/ANIMATION

Above is creative poster of the Justice League. What is the point of this genre? How is this genre different from other genres? • What should you expect when you read texts such as this? What questions should you ask? What questions should you not ask? Explain your answer.

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3. THE DA VINCI CODE

The Book

The Movie Adaptation

What is the common genre of these texts? How should you deal with this genre? What should you expect from these texts? What should you not expect from them? • What questions should you ask when you read and interpret these texts? What questions should you not ask?
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4. RELIGIOUS ART

How should you deal with these texts? What should you expect from them? What should you not expect from them? • What questions should you ask in reading these texts? What should you not ask? • In light of the genre, what is the purpose of this kind of texts?

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