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Homework: 11/7/2017 Due 11/8/2017
Complete the assignment started in class titled, "When Do Kids Become Adults" found on page 236 of your textbook. Read all 5 articles and complete an analysis of 4 of your choosing. For each of the 4, answer the 3 following questions:
1. What is the main claim the author is making?
2. Provide two quotes that support that Claim.
3. How does the evidence support the Claim?
Once 4 of the articles have been analyzed, respond to the following prompt on the same sheet of paper as your closure in a minimum of 5 to 7 sentences:
PROMPT: After reading and analyzing five articles written through 5 different perspectives, when do you believe that kids become adults? Support your answer with evidence from the text AND provide at least one counter-argument.

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Please read the articles found on page 236 and 237 of the textbook. For each of the two articles, answer the following questions: 
1. What is the main argument (Claim) that the author is making?
2. What are two pieces of evidence that they are using to support their Claim? Provide the direct quotes.
3. Explain HOW the evidence used supports the claim being made by the author of the article.

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Slides 2 - 6
1. What is the image that you chose to represent the given category?
2. Why did you choose this image? What leads you to believe this is how __________ sees you?
3. If you like being viewed this way, explain why. If you do not like being perceived this way, explain what ACTION you could take to change it. If you cant change it, explain why.
Final Slide (How I Really Am)
We all have stress. We all face difficult things? What is the most difficult thing that you have to deal with? Explain what your biggest challenges are AND How they shape your perspective of the world?

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Students will be using class time to work on "Perspective and Argumentation" assignment on Google Classroom. Students will read the provided article and complete the chart which will hopefully lead them to a deeper understanding of the issue. 

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Page 124 # 1 - 6 in the textbook. 

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Collections Grade 8 Guiding Questions
Collection 2
“The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs
Read the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs. Then, reread the lines indicated with each question below. Answer each question, citing text evidence.
1. Lines 1–10: Which descriptive details help establish the setting?
2. Lines 3–7: Which details tell something about the father’s personality? How could this aspect of his personality affect the plot?
3. Lines 39–42: Explain how this description of Sergeant-Major Morris helps build suspense.
4. Lines 73–77: Which ideas in this passage suggest what the theme of this story might be? What might those ideas foreshadow in the story?
5. Lines 90–92: Explain what makes the foreshadowing in these lines effective.

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Complete a first reading of "The Monkey's Paw" in the textbook on page 105. After reading the story, complete questions 1 and 2 on page 118. Must use the CEE Method. 

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Read "The Outsider" in the Close Reader and complete all of the activities throughout. 

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Students are to finish their pre-write for the Tell Tale Heart. Students had two days in class to complete this assignment. 
Students must incorporate the system of analysis outlined below: 
 

Sentence One: Tell us WHAT the evidence means or shows.

Possible Starter:

  • This means…
  • in other words…

Sentence Two: Tell us WHY it is important.

Possible Starters:

  • This is important because…
  • this illuminates…

Sentence Three: Tell us HOW it impacts the text. 

Possible Starters:

  • This impacts the theme/story/character/meaning..

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Collections Grade 8 Guiding Questions
Collection 2
“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
Read the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. Then, reread the lines indicated with each question below. Answer each question, citing text evidence.
1. Lines 8–16: How can you tell that this story is being told from a first-person point of view? How does the use of a first-person narrator contribute to the development of suspense?
2. Lines 45–52: Which details in the text suggest that the narrator of this story is not reliable? What is it about this narrator that makes him seem unreliable?
3. Lines 80–93: In what four places does Poe repeat a word or phrase? What idea does the repetition of “to feel” emphasize? What impact does the repetition of the word “stealthily” have?
4. Lines 103–115: Give examples of the ways Poe creates suspense in these lines. Why do these phrases create suspense?
5. Lines 130–141: In this passage, how does the narrator try to convince readers that he is sane and reliable? What effect do the narrator’s explanations have on the reader?

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Based on the three film versions of, "The Tell Tale Heart," watched in class, answer the following question: 
 
Create an argument about which film translation was closest to Poe's story.
This is not about which film you liked best, but instead about which film translation best captured theme, tone, character, and setting to create suspense for the viewer.
Use evidence from both film and story to support your claim.
This should be roughly 5 – 7 sentences.

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The Tell Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe
Question #1 (MUST ANSWER USING CEE METHOD)
Lines 8 – 16: How can you tell that this story is being told from a first-person point of view? How does the use of a first person narrator contribute to the development of suspense?

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Students have had two days in class to complete "THE LANDLADY ESSAY PREWRITE." This is an essay graphic organizer that can be found on Google Classroom. The students should use their Roald Dahl packet to complete this activity. 

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There will be a Vocab Test on Friday of this week. All words obtained so far may be on the test. 

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Today in class students read the short story "The Landlady." They then received a short story worksheet. For homework, they need to answer only Question # 1 on that worksheet. The text and the worksheet can be found on Google Classroom. 

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Today in class we began studying the background of Roald Dahl. All students were given a copy of a biography and we examined some of the themes from his work. Answer the following questions in complete sentences. 
 
1.What themes or ideals did all of those trailers seems to share? What were the similarities?
2. Based on what you have read, compose a well drafted paragraph explaining how you believe his childhood and life experiences shaped his writing?

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1.) Vocab Test #1 is tomorrow, Friday, Sep. 1st. 
2.) Have your A.R. Log filled out correctly with book, ZPD, and Point Goal. 

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 The assignment today is to complete the "Individual Song Analysis" which can be found on Google Classroom. Students were to bring in a set of song lyrics of their choosing and identify 3 lines that show examples of Literary Devices. Identify the device, explain its meaning, and provide a visual representation. 

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 Magazine Cover and Written Response
 
What do you want your life to look like 5 years from now? This is your Senior Year of High School. Create this ideal future in your head and then put it down on paper.
Choose 4 Categories (one paragraph each)
Educational Goals (grades, colleges, programs, etc..)
Social Goals (social groups)
Athletics and/or clubs
Pastimes / hobbies
Leisure activities
Spirituality