Reading for meaning: Ten Minutes’ Musing by Alice Dunbar Nelson

The very best short stories can capture the reader’s imagination, as well as exploring a big idea: literature should make you think! This lesson, we are going to be reading a short story called Ten Minutes’ Musing by Alice Dunbar Nelson, who was among the African American writers whose artistic talents sparked the Harlem Renaissance. Today, we will develop our skills with comprehension and reading for meaning.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.True or false?
A short story is a novel that is incomplete.
Short stories are always simple.
Short stories have a fully developed theme but are shorter and less elaborate than a novel.

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Q2.What was the name of the literary movement which Virginia Woolf belonged to?

2/5

Q3.Which is the correct definition of the word "subvert"?

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Q4.True or false?
The uncanny is an uncomfortable psychological experience where a familiar thing is encountered in an unsettling or eerie context.
Virginia Woolf wanted her short story to be a comedy.

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Q5.How does Virginia Woolf subvert some of the expectations of a ghost story?

5/5

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.True or false?
A short story is a novel that is incomplete.
Short stories are always simple.
Short stories have a fully developed theme but are shorter and less elaborate than a novel.

1/5

Q2.What was the name of the literary movement which Virginia Woolf belonged to?

2/5

Q3.Which is the correct definition of the word "subvert"?

3/5

Q4.True or false?
The uncanny is an uncomfortable psychological experience where a familiar thing is encountered in an unsettling or eerie context.
Virginia Woolf wanted her short story to be a comedy.

4/5

Q5.How does Virginia Woolf subvert some of the expectations of a ghost story?

5/5

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Reading for meaning: Quiz

Complete the questions below to check your understanding.

Q1.In the title, Ten Minutes' Musing, what does the word "musing" mean?

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Q2.What kind of narrator is used in the story?

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Q3.What is the occupation of the narrator in the story?

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Q4.Alice Dunbar Nelson was a writer and part of a cultural and artistic movement called...

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Q5.Which of the following themes do you think the short story, Ten Minutes' Musing explores?
power
greed
love
human nature
revenge
family

5/5

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Reading for meaning: Quiz

Complete the questions below to check your understanding.

Q1.In the title, Ten Minutes' Musing, what does the word "musing" mean?

1/5

Q2.What kind of narrator is used in the story?

2/5

Q3.What is the occupation of the narrator in the story?

3/5

Q4.Alice Dunbar Nelson was a writer and part of a cultural and artistic movement called...

4/5

Q5.Which of the following themes do you think the short story, Ten Minutes' Musing explores?
power
greed
love
human nature
revenge
family

5/5

Lesson summary: Reading for meaning: Ten Minutes’ Musing by Alice Dunbar Nelson

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