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November 28th and December 5th, 2016

posted Oct 4, 2014, 10:04 AM by Karen Klemchuk   [ updated Dec 5, 2016, 6:35 AM ]

The next several weeks we will be identifying conflict in literature: person vs. person, person vs. society, person vs. nature, and person vs. him or herself. Conflict drives the story; without it, there is no story. We will be reading short stories and using annotation notes to dig deeper into plot and author's intent.

We also will be identifying the theme - the author's message or lessons about life - in literature. Theme can be difficult to discern; the author rarely tells us, the reader, explicitly. Themes can be hidden, and there may be multiple themes to contemplate. We will be looking for how the main character changes in the story, the choices he or she makes, and how they affect his or her life.

As usual, please check the homework calendar for assignments or due dates.  I will be sharing our students' "What Is My Niche?" Animoto Slide Show Video projects soon!

Students are still expected to read every evening for a minimum of twenty minutes per night.
Colder weather and long evenings are upon us - a perfect time to cozy up to a good book.