Friday, September 6, 2013


Vocabulary quiz over the words from The Fault in Our Stars and The Grapes of Wrath

Grammar Practice - Verbs 11.3

HW: Reread Chapter 4 of  The Grapes of Wrath and prepare notes about Jim Casy's character:

  1. quotations worth discussing
  2. questions:
  • clarifying - What's going on in this part of the text? What is confusing?
  • author's craft and structure: Why does Steinbeck make that particular choice? What effects does he create?
  • critical questions - How does this text relate to other texts? How does it fit in with your background knowledge? What does the text reveal about gender, class, race, power, or society? What is its lasting significance?
     3. summarize Jim Casy's philosophy in your own words

Prepare 2nd draft of your Sense of Place essay--here's a terrific student sample from last year (name was changed to protect the student's privacy since this essay is posted online), and here's my sample again if you need it.  Here's the scoring guide as well. Please bring a new typed draft, incorporating your revisions from Tuesday's peer review. Bring 1st draft and Peer Review sheet back to class as well. 

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