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  1. 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 theassessment following. Each assessment is worth 15 pts, for a total of 45 points.The itemshighlighted in black will be read aloud by Ms. Ites or as a class.Dates due: choice 1: choice 2: 1author, l-f Paulsen, Gary author, l-fwork "Glow in the Dark" workpg 504 pglit. elmt. tone lit. elmt.pg. 503 pg.overall theme conflict overall themeR/A ch. From GUTS R/AASSESSMENT FOR BOTH: Make a Venn diagram comparing & contrasting Gary Paulsen & Jack London, with4 similars and differs 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) 2author, l-f Angelou, Maya author, l-fwork excerpt "…Caged Bird…" workpg 24 pglit. elmt. memoir lit. elmt.pg. 23 pg.overall theme voice overall themeR/A "On Pulse of Morning" R/AASSESSMENT FOR BOTH: In three para., summarize Angelous excerpt from I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsWalkers tribute to Dr. King, and explain how two people who seem so similar can be suchdifferent writers. (open notes & text) 3author, l-f Hughes, Langston author, l-fwork "Thank You, Maam" workpg 186 pglit. elmt. theme lit. elmt.pg. 185 pg.overall theme characterization overall themeR/A all poems in Norton Antholo. R/AASSESSMENT FOR BOTH: In 2 para. Explain how the writers personal lives affected their stories "ThanMaam" & "A & P." In a 3rd para. Decided if you think the stories are believable & defendyour answer. (notes & text) 4author, l-f Herriot, James author, l-f
  2. 2. work "Debbie" workpg 670 pglit. elmt. narrative essay lit. elmt.pg. 669 pg.overall theme plot overall themeR/A (none) R/AASSESSMENT FOR BOTH: Categorize what events in Herriots past led him to write "Debbie." Do you tthis could have been a true story? Explain your answer in 2 para. In your 3rd para. Decideif you find the narrator in "Xmas Day …" believable and defend your answer. (notes & text) 5author, l-f Twain, Mark author, l-fwork "Cub Pilot on the Mississippi" workpg 109 pglit. elmt. conflict w/ character lit. elmt.pg. 107 pg.overall theme setting overall themeR/A (none) R/AASSESSMENT 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-UNITYou will complete works by each of these authors. Everyone must complete tVenn Quadgram.author, l-f Jackson, Shirley author, l-fwork "Charles" workpg 14 pglit. elmt. foreshadowing lit. elmt.pg. 968 pg.overall theme irony overall themeR/A "The Lottery" R/AASSESSMENT FOR BOTH: n/aauthor, l-f Poe, Edgar Allen author, l-fwork "The Raven" workpg 542 pglit. elmt. suspense lit. elmt.pg. 541 pg.overall theme foreshadowing overall themeR/A "Tell-tale Heart" R/AASSESSMENT FOR BOTH: Venn diagram for all 4 horror writers. (notes & t
  3. 3. hors to read. Read both items for the pair and then complete theach assessment is worth 15 pts, for a total of 45 points.The itemse 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, witheach man. On the back write a 2 para. comparative analysis ofin the Dark" using 5 examples from the text. (notes & text) Walker, Alice "Choice: MLK" 370 epithet 365 voice (none)ize Angelous 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 Youd para. Decided if you think the stories are believable & defend page 1 page 2 Buck, Pearl
  4. 4. "Xmas Day in the Morning" 64 flashback 63 plot (none)e what events in Herriots 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)

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