Individual text work – Step 2 – The Givens

I was going to call this “understanding the text,” but Patsy Rodenberg’s term, “The Givens,” is much more all-inclusive, so I’ve kept it here. Now that you’ve gotten the text into your body somewhat, and noticed what it does, it’s time to think about it a little. Please don’t put on your analysis hat before doing step 1. Really. Continue reading