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Interpretation


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During the Interpretation phase, the goal turns to: “What does the passage mean?” You are now trying to make sense of all the clues gathered during the Observation stage. In particular, you want to figure out what this passage would have meant to the original audience. To guide you in this process, ask yourself questions about the observations you made, such as: What does that phrase mean? Why did the author say that? Keep in mind that you are trying to uncover the meaning, not create a new meaning.
INTERPRETATION WORKSHEET: Words
Analyze the key words and determine how/why the author used these words to communicate the main ideas.


WORD Part of Speech DEFINITION

INTERPRETATION WORKSHEET: Main Ideas
Using your observations, complete the following statements to understand the author’s intent. What is the author saying and why?

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