T10: Short Story Reflection

In a well-developed paragraph, respond to the following question:

 

What might you personally ‘take away’ from our discussions of Stuart Mclean’s “Emil” or “Safe Places,” Chamimanda Ngozi Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story,” or Budge Wilson’s “The Metaphor” ? How might you apply this ‘take away’ to your life or passions, learning you have done in other classes, or significant events or ideas taking place in the world as a whole? 

Due date to be discussed in class. 

Remember to make a clear point by crafting a concise topic sentence, provide evidence directly from the text to support your point, and argue for the significance of your evidence by explaining how your chosen quote(s) helps to support your point. In other words, remember to PEE in your paragraph!

Talons English 10: Comment and Respond #1

Based on our conversations today, respond to the following question:

 

How might we begin to “reject the single stor[ies]” in our lives?

Informal post due: Wednesday, October 4th.

Remember to make a clear point by crafting a concise topic sentence, provide evidence directly from the text to support your point, and argue for the significance of your evidence by explaining how your chosen quote(s) helps to support your point. In other words, remember to PEE in your paragraph!

Talons English 10: Blog Response #1 – 09/29/17

In a well-developed paragraph, respond to the following question:

What piece of wisdom does Morley end up taking away from her experience(s) with Emil?

Remember to make a clear point by crafting a concise topic sentence, provide evidence directly from the text to support your point, and argue for the significance of your evidence by explaining how your chosen quote(s) helps to support your point. In other words, remember to PEE in your paragraph!

Due date to be discussed in class.

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Outline Review / Tips:

i. Hook: An introduction that attempts to ‘hook’ your reader into your topic.

ii. Introduction / Summary: Introduce the text you are discussing and give credit to the author. Give the reader some brief context into the story (no more than a sentence or two).

Example: In Stuart McLean’s “Emil,” Morley comes to understand that ___(insert theme statement)_____

iii. Point / Thesis: Make your point concisely / answer the question directly.

iv. Evidence: Smoothly transition quotations into your own writing to add to the flow of your work.

v. Explanation: Connect the dots for your reader so they do not need to infer your meaning. Be clear!

Independent Novel Study Signup – Due 09/15/17

Talons,

See the links below to sign up for your Independent Novel Study. Specifically, I would like you to enter your name, title and author of your chosen novel, number of pages, genre, and a brief paragraph describing why you chose this book.

Grade 10 Independent Novel Study doc: goo.gl/Fskf51

Grade 9 Independent Novel Study doc: goo.gl/KDiXSo

Note: Please ensure you have your novel with you in English class each day.

– Mr. Morris