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Reading Assignment 1 Quarter 1: Novel Questions (due Tues. Sept. 10)

Narrative Structure Video Tutorial

Reading Assignment 2 Quarter 1 “Paragraph on Tension” (due Sept. 17)

Showing Versus Telling by Maria. V. Snyder
Reading Assignment 3 Quarter 1: “Show Vs. Tell” with examples from Divergent
(due Monday Sept. 30, 2019) 12 pts.

RA4 Q1 Use these dialogue examples.

Paragraph Help:
Integrating a Quote
Capitalization Rules
Capitalization Video 
Typography Rules
Quoting a Quote

TedEd on Sleep

Monday Dec. 9- Tuesday Dec. 10 (Prepare for Parts of Speech quiz by working through tutorials at Khan Academy)

What is informational text?

  1. Using the Upfront article (password Meese8 )“6 Myths About Slavery” complete “Fighting Back,”  integrating quoted material as evidence.
  2. Complete “Quote vs. Paraphrase.”

Wednesday Dec. 11 – Thursday Dec. 12 (PARTS OF SPEECH QUIZ 12/11)

  1. Practice integrating quotes from sources. Read and complete pgs. 4-13
  2. Using Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself excerpt (pg. 90-91), provide an objective summary of Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, analyzing how the central idea regarding the evils of slavery is conveyed through supporting ideas and developed over the course of the text. (Students may find it useful to follow along with the audiobook starting at 1:23:50 at
    Do this in a well-structured paragraph in a Google Doc: 3-4 sentence paragraph explaining the main idea of the text. Be sure to support your ideas with evidence. (INTEGRATE QUOTED MATERIAL.)

Ohio’s Learning Standards (basically, what you should be able to to by the end of each grade level)

Classroom Supplies:
Accordion Folder with 5 pockets, one pocket folder, spiral notebook (75-100 pgs.)
You’ll also need inexpensive headphones, a Mahoning Co. Library card, a few pencils and a positive attitude.
A box of tissues and Clorox Wipes would be greatly appreciated.