Watch the short clip below:
What you just watched is an example of “close reading”. You are expected to perfect this skill with all the texts we encounter in class.
Before we tackle the written word, however, we will practice with a visual medium.
Study the following portrait for a minute. (Time yourself; don’t cheat!)
Now respond to the following prompt: What is the artist trying to say about the subject? Use examples from the painting to support your thoughts. Try to be precise and thoughtful in the same manner Marsha Hill was with her piece of art.