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New Skills: Epigraph and Personification; Begin Class Books

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12th Grade:

Bring in your topics for your college essay.

Quick Writes- write 50 words on the following quotes.

“A man is rich in proportion to the the number of things he can afford to let alone.” -Henry David Thoreau

“Children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy.” -G. K. Chesterton

Skill Epigraph

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.

Some examples

Into the Wild

We will read the opening to Into the Wild

9th Grade:

Quick Writes:

What are the different social groups in our school?

Write 50 words on your thoughts of this quote: “We’ve spent so much time judging what other people have created that we’ve created very, very little of our own” -Chuck Palahniuk from Choke

Skill Personification

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.

Speak

We will read the opening to Speak.

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