Read and respond to this chapter from the text *They Say/ I Say: 2023 – Entering

Read and respond to this chapter from the text *They Say/ I Say: 2023 – Entering the Conversation about Literature. In your response, synthesize what the authors, Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, have to say related to understanding and writing about literary texts. Synthesize what they say with some insight of your own, being sure to address how to begin, how to understand what a literary work “means”, how to find and understand conflict in a work, how to include evidence that allows for a variety of interpretations, how to know if an interpretation is wrong.
Discuss the above prompt in a 400 -500 word, multi-paragraph response. Be sure to use MLA formatting with a complete heading in the upper left corner of your submission, in-text citations from the text, and academic templates (boldfaced or underlined). Make sure you clearly mark the They Say and the I Say elements of your response (Graff and Birkenstein are your They Say). You must support your discussion with 3 paraphrases from the text that you include using proper in-text citation format. You do not need to create a Works Cited.
You should review this Rubric, which will be used in grading your submission: 2019 – Synthesis Rubric-1.pdf