Annotations “THE VELDT” READ THE PASSAGE Make notes with your pencil on every one – two sentences. These can be brief and abbreviated. They should Explain what is happening in the story Question the narrator/events Draw conclusions based on the characters or events Relate back to something earlier in the story Make predictions CIRCLE Any words that may be unfamiliar CONNECT Go back into the passage and use the context to develop your own meaning (either denotative or connotative) for the unfamiliar words you circled. HIGHLIGHT YELLOW Any literary uses of the sense of SOUND HIGHLIGHT PINK Any literary uses of the sense of SMELL HIGHLIGHT GREEN Any literary uses of the sense of TOUCH CONNECT How are the author’s uses of sense important to the reader? STAR Figurative language Strong IMAGERY Metaphors Similes Personification Be sure to label which device is used! CONNECT Choose one example of figurative language. Why did the author include this in his writing? UNDERLINE ORANGE Any words with NEGATIVE CONNOTATION CONNECT Did you notice this many negative words when you first read the passage/story? How can these words set the mood for the reader? REVIEW! 1.) Describe the house and the nursery in “The Veldt” 2.) What is the main conflict of the story? 3.) Why do Wendy and Peter’s parents bring in a psychologist to look at the nursery? 4.) What is the problem of the relationship between parents and children? 5.) How does the story end? 6.) What is the theme of “The Veldt”? How is it universal? 7.)What is an allusion? Give an example from the story. 8.) What is the genre of this short story? UNDERLINE PURPLE OR BLUE A quote that relates to the theme of the story.