Do you agree with the following statement? Texting has destroyed communication among friends and family. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
There...there... he could almost reach it. He had searched for such a long time. There it was almost within his grasp. He stretched out to...
Now you know the identity of the new president, what do you foresee as the future of our country?
How do you see the state of our country now? What are your hopes for its future. Use what you have learned through the news, articles, and the debates to support your views.
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Give examples of when people were up against what looked like insurmountable odds. What happened? What qualities make it possible for people to overcome enormous obstacles and achieve?
Perseverance Prompt- choose a prompt from the wall and discuss.
Watch the following 4 minute interview then discuss what it means to be determined and to persevere. How is this evident in Maya Angelou's actions and can be evident in yours? Think for a moment...how can you take her experience and apply it to your future?
Part B: After you have completed your journal response. Post a minimum of a 5 line paragraph sharing what you have discovered or learned. Then insightfully reply to two other classmate's responses.
You may use your classroom notes, book, or online resources to answer the following questions.
Characteristics of Fiction:
1. Fiction features characters, invented people who experience a series of events, (called PLOT), face problems (CONFLICT) that set the story in motion.
2. Setting: time and place that may be imaginary or real.
3.Fiction is told from the point-of-view of a character who may or may not be part of the story.
4. Includes a theme, message or insight about life.
**Many fictional plots focus n one or three conflicts: character vs. another person/character, character vs. nature,, character vs. himself (usually over a decision or moral dilemma.)
Characteristics of Nonfiction
1. Nonfiction is narrated by the author or a real person
2. presents facts, describes true-life experiences, or discusses ideas.
3. written for a specific audience. Addresses a clear purpose or reason for writing. (audience influences the type of information the writer includes.)
4. tone: the author's attitude toward the subject or reader is display through word choice and style.
** a work of nonfiction may include one or more types of nonfiction; for example a reflective nonfiction may include descriptive passages.
1. What are the 3 types of fiction? Define each and give examples.
2. What are the 4 types of nonfiction? Define each and give examples.
3. what is the difference between a short story and a novel?
4. what type of nonfiction is an essay on the invention of the telephone?
5. What type of nonfiction is a book about the life of famous chef Julia Child?
6. What is the purpose of writing nonfiction? (1-4)
7. Elements of fiction: what is point-of-view? What is the difference between 1st person and 3rd person point of view?
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