A205 and The Library to Work on Writing Piece

13 Feb

Periods 3 and 4 go to room A205

Periods 7 and 8 go to the library

9th Grade:

On Kidblog, write a detailed paragraph about how John Steinbeck uses Characterization to develop his central idea of the importance of friendship or the destructiveness of loneliness in Of Mice and Men.

Make sure you:

  • Give specific evidence from the text. Here’s an online version.
  • Explain how your evidence shows the character’s personality.
  • Explain how the characterization develops the central idea.
  • Use the Kidblog Category “Of Mice and Men Characterization”


12th Grade:

Type your Anecdote piece and post to Kidblog. Use the Kidblog Category “Anecdote Piece.” Here are the guidelines:


Choose a quote from Henry David Thoreau. Explain what it means to you. Tell an anecdote that helps support your understanding of the quote. Henry David Thoreau Quotes



Epigraph (use the quote you picked as an epigraph)

-Part 1: Begin your anecdote. Use an effective lead, start in an exciting place. Take the reader to a climactic moment.

-Part 2: Explain the quote. How do you interpret it? How does it apply to the world at large? How does it apply to your life?

-Part 3: Finish your anecdote. Create resolution. Show how the quote applies to the story you are telling.

(Please note: Each of the three parts may be, and probably should be, more than one paragraph long)

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