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  • 1. Great Authors of the 19th & 20th Centuries Name: Choose any 3 pairs of authors to read. Read both items for the pair and then complete the assessment following. Each assessment is worth 15 pts, for a total of 45 points.The items highlighted in black will be read aloud by Ms. Ites or as a class. Dates due: choice 1: choice 2: 1 author, l-f Paulsen, Gary author, l-f work "Glow in the Dark" work pg 504 pg lit. elmt. tone lit. elmt. pg. 503 pg. overall theme conflict overall theme R/A ch. From GUTS R/A ASSESSMENT FOR BOTH: Make a Venn diagram comparing & contrasting Gary Paulsen & Jack London, with 4 similar's and differ's for each man. On the back write a 2 para. comparative analysis of "Up the Slide" and "Glow in the Dark" using 5 examples from the text. (notes & text) 2 author, l-f Angelou, Maya author, l-f work excerpt "…Caged Bird…" work pg 24 pg lit. elmt. memoir lit. elmt. pg. 23 pg. overall theme voice overall theme R/A "On Pulse of Morning" R/A ASSESSMENT FOR BOTH: In three para., summarize Angelou's excerpt from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Walker's tribute to Dr. King, and explain how two people who seem so similar can be such different writers. (open notes & text) 3 author, l-f Hughes, Langston author, l-f work "Thank You, Ma'am" work pg 186 pg lit. elmt. theme lit. elmt. pg. 185 pg. overall theme characterization overall theme R/A all poems in Norton Antholo. R/A ASSESSMENT FOR BOTH: In 2 para. Explain how the writers' personal lives affected their stories "Than Ma'am" & "A & P." In a 3rd para. Decided if you think the stories are believable & defend your answer. (notes & text) 4 author, l-f Herriot, James author, l-f
  • 2. work "Debbie" work pg 670 pg lit. elmt. narrative essay lit. elmt. pg. 669 pg. overall theme plot overall theme R/A (none) R/A ASSESSMENT FOR BOTH: Categorize what events in Herriot's past led him to write "Debbie." Do you t this could have been a true story? Explain your answer in 2 para. In your 3rd para. Decide if you find the narrator in "Xmas Day …" believable and defend your answer. (notes & text) 5 author, l-f Twain, Mark author, l-f work "Cub Pilot on the Mississippi" work pg 109 pg lit. elmt. conflict w/ character lit. elmt. pg. 107 pg. overall theme setting overall theme R/A (none) R/A ASSESSMENT FOR BOTH: Develop 2 Venn diagrams, one comparing & contrasting Twain & Faulkner, other comparing & contrasting "Cub Pilot…", "Brer Rabbit…", & "A Rose/Emily." (notes & text) --- STOP HERE - - - NEXT IS THE HORROR MINI-UNIT COVERED AS A CLASS --- HORROR MINI-UNIT You will complete works by each of these authors. Everyone must complete t Venn Quadgram. author, l-f Jackson, Shirley author, l-f work "Charles" work pg 14 pg lit. elmt. foreshadowing lit. elmt. pg. 968 pg. overall theme irony overall theme R/A "The Lottery" R/A ASSESSMENT FOR BOTH: n/a author, l-f Poe, Edgar Allen author, l-f work "The Raven" work pg 542 pg lit. elmt. suspense lit. elmt. pg. 541 pg. overall theme foreshadowing overall theme R/A "Tell-tale Heart" R/A ASSESSMENT FOR BOTH: Venn diagram for all 4 horror writers. (notes & t
  • 3. hors to read. Read both items for the pair and then complete the ach assessment is worth 15 pts, for a total of 45 points.The items e read aloud by Ms. Ites or as a class. choice 3: London, Jack "Up the Slide" 154 conflict w/ nature 153 conflict (none) comparing & contrasting Gary Paulsen & Jack London, with each man. On the back write a 2 para. comparative analysis of in the Dark" using 5 examples from the text. (notes & text) Walker, Alice "Choice: MLK" 370 epithet 365 voice (none) ize Angelou's excerpt from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, g, and explain how two people who seem so similar can be such Updike, John "A & P" separate #ed pkts. point of view (1st person) 203 characterization (none) Explain how the writers' personal lives affected their stories "Thank You d para. Decided if you think the stories are believable & defend page 1 page 2 Buck, Pearl
  • 4. "Xmas Day in the Morning" 64 flashback 63 plot (none) e what events in Herriot's past led him to write "Debbie." Do you think e story? Explain your answer in 2 para. In your 3rd para. Decide Xmas Day …" believable and defend your answer. (notes & text) Faulkner, William "Brer Rabbit & Brer Cooter" separate #ed pkts. fable/ colloquialism v. dialect 967 setting "A Rose for Emily" Venn diagrams, one comparing & contrasting Twain & Faulkner, the ing "Cub Pilot…", "Brer Rabbit…", & "A Rose/Emily." (notes & text) T IS THE HORROR MINI-UNIT COVERED AS A CLASS --- ks by each of these authors. Everyone must complete the final Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan "Speckled Band" 474 mystery story 473 irony (none) King, Stephen "Head Down" separate #ed pkts. nonfiction 624 & 131 foreshadowing "Breathing Method" Venn diagram for all 4 horror writers. (notes & text)