New Skills; New Books

15 Sep

Mad Skills Monday:

12th Grade: Epigraph– a quote or statement before the beginning of a piece of literature that highlights a main idea or theme in the piece to follow. It can be used to draw a reader’s attention to a certain idea or concept, or to help set the mood of the piece.

9th Grade: Personification- Giving human or life-like qualities to things that are not human or living.  By giving human traits and actions to nonhuman things, we can bring them to life.

10th Grade: Tone– The mood or feeling an author creates (could be scary, funny, tense…).  This is done through word choice.  Choose words that help create a mood.

New Books:

We will be receiving and reading our first books of the year.  Here is the reading schedule.  Approximately 50 pages are due each Monday for the next four weeks.

Reading Schedule:

Section 1 due 9/22
Section 2 due 9/29
Section 3 due 10/6
Section 4 due 10/14

12th Grade: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
1: p1-46; 2: p47-102; 3: 103-156; 4: 157-203

9th Grade: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
1: p1-46; 2: p47-92; 3: p93-137; 4: p138-198

10th Grade: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
1: p1-57; 2: p58-108; 3: p109-154; 4: p155-202

Quick Writes:

12th Grade: Why do you think someone would do what Chris does? Is there any part of you that would want to do that too?

9th Grade: What are some cliques in our school? Do you belong to any?

10th Grade: Describe your bedroom using our new skill Tone.

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