Here are your options for submitting your assignment packet:
Please reach out to me if you have any submission issues.
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Today's focus is to finish your assignment packet we've been working on each day. Each page must be completed. This is DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY 3/27 AT MIDNIGHT. Please do not hesitate to email me or text me on Remind if you have any questions.
There are step-by-step video instructions on the class Instagram page @missmuellersclass .
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Starting Monday of next week, you will be given instructions for your next digital learning assignments. Checking this blog daily Monday-Friday is absolutely imperative.
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Focus: Structure of literary analysis constructed response essay (last page of assignment packet).
Yesterday I gave you guys a graphic organizer to use to help organize and guide the writing of your literary analysis constructed response essay. It is absolutely imperative that you utilize textual evidence (quotes from the text) to back up your analysis of the text.
When drafting your final essay, you should have the following structure:
*Use up to THREE examples in your paragraph. Each example MUST have commentary in your own words provided. Each example MUST be properly cited (page number).
*Avoid using phrases like, "In my book..."
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Your assignment packet is due this Friday 3/27 at midnight! Scroll down to the last post for submission options.
Today's Focus: Extended Constructed Response Essay
Prompt: Pick one of the themes from your story. Describe how this theme is conveyed (shown) throughout the story. Be sure to use at least TWO examples of textual evidence (quotes) from your story to back up your response.
*I've attached a literary analysis graphic organizer for you to use to help you plan your essay. Fill this out during your planning stage before you write the final draft of your essay.
**Video explanations will be posted to the class Instagram page @missmuellersclass.
We will be focusing on this essay the next few days. Email/text on remind with any questions!
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Focus Today: Plot Diagram (from assignment packet)
You will fill out your plot diagram for your novel as we have done in class with our other short stories. If you do not have the paper assignment packet or the ability to complete it electronically, simply draw your own plot diagram on a sheet of paper and fill it out accordingly.
Your plot diagram should include the following from your novel:
*Remember to fill out your packet at your own pace. These are just daily explanations for each page.
**These will be DUE Monday 3/30! Your options for submitting are:
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Today's focus is p. 4 of your assignment packet: reading analysis questions. These questions have two parts. #1-3 must be answered in 1-2 complete sentences. #4-5 must be answered in 3-5 complete sentences. Each question must be backed up with textual evidence (evidence from the text: quotes, summaries, explanations from the text).
Your questions are as follows...
Short Answer Questions:
Constructed Response Questions:
4. What character do you relate to the most in your story and why?
5. If there was a sequel to your book, what do you predict would happen? Explain.
Answer all questions fully and thoughtfully to receive full credit!
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Today's focus is page 3 of your assignment packet, which is your theme chart.
The theme is the deeper meaning, life lesson, moral lesson, or analysis of human nature in a story.
Novels often have more than one theme in the story. On this sheet, you will first write down each of the themes from your book. Then, in the second column you will give textual evidence (a quote) from your book showing this theme. Finally, in the last column you will give an explanation and analysis of how this theme is conveyed (shown) throughout your story.
**Also, follow our class Instagram @missmuellersclass . I am posting explanation videos, reminders, and going live daily for tutoring/extra help.
As always, feel free to email me or text me on Remind if you have any questions!
Page 2 of your 14-day packet: Conflict
Conflict = the major problem in a story
There are several different types of conflict:
Find an example for each type of conflict in your book. Use textual evidence for your example (quotes from your book). Then, explain in complete sentences why this quote shows each particular conflict.
As always, let me know if you have any questions!
*Please see prior post from 3/13 before reading*
Good morning guys! Each day I will be posting a detailed explanation for each of the pages in your assignment packet that corresponds with your chosen independent reading book. You should have chosen a fictional novel. If you do not have a book, please see Wheeler Library's website: http://www.cobbk12.org/wheeler/learningcommons.aspx
You can access hundreds of e-books for free through this platform. Please let me know if you have any trouble accessing these texts.
The first page of your assignment packet is your character chart.
Characterization = the descriptions, appearance, personality, actions, etc. of each character in your story
Character Development = the way a character has changed from the beginning to the end of a story; this change can be big or small, depending on the particular character and his or her role in the story
You must fill out this information for each of the characters in your story. Fill this out as you read as you receive more information about each character.
Please do not hesitate to email me or text me through remind if you have any questions! See the post from 3/13 for contact details.
*Please see the prior post from 3/13 before reading.*
Each day Monday-Friday I will be going through the pages of your 14-day packets more in-depth right here on the blog. Pay attention to the posts for more information.
You are additionally responsible for 15-minutes of independent reading each day. This is just like independent reading time in class...read whatever you would like! It's important that you continue to boost your Lexile score while we are not at school.
Read the book that you selected on Thursday/Friday before the break first so that you can complete your assignments.
However, here are some ideas of options that you can read if you get tired of the independent reading book you have selected:
Do you have any other free online resources that you like to use to read?--Especially you anime lovers! Email me any links that you would like to share with the rest of our class.
Take advantage of this time to curl up and read a good book! :-)