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 Journal 1: Why are you here? Why did you choose this class?

 

 Journal 2: Define “protagonist.” Which character is the protagonist of your summer reading book? Why? Define "antagonist" within the context of literature. Who is the antagonist of your summer reading book? Why? Based on this, can you identify the type of the central conflict of the novel?

 

Journal 3
Define
"theme" within the context of literature. Describe or articulate a theme from your summer reading book.

 

Journal 4
Which character can you most relate to in your summer reading book? Explain.

 

Journal 5
Free write about your summer reading essay. Consider the following questions:
What’s the theme of your novel?
What are some examples of when you see this theme in the novel?

 

Journal 6

Copy this sentence verbatim, and then use the editing marks in The Writing Toolkit to correct it. 

Peoples’ opinion’s change, for instance, Romeo first believed he was in love with Rosalines’ beauty, but then he falls’ in love with Juliet, despite the feud with the Capulet’s. (about 6 errors)

 

 Journal 7

Copy this sentence verbatim, and then use the editing marks on the last page of The Writing Toolkit to correct it.

In the play, it states that, Romeos love, for Juliet, is instantly returned.

 

 

Journal 8

What do you know about the civil rights movement? Brainstorm information and facts.

 

Journal 9

 

How does “The Ballad of Birmingham” make you feel? Quote a line or two from the poem that gives you this feeling and explain why you feel this way. How did your background knowledge of the civil rights movement affect your response to this poem?

 

Journal 10

Describe the most emotional or memorable part of 4 Little Girls so far. Why did that part stick out in your mind? Do you think that focusing on the stories of four families is an effective way to present information about the Civil Rights movement? What were the tactics of Bull Connor and George Wallace? Do you think George Wallace is truly sorry for his actions? Why or why not?

 

 

 Journal 11

 

Questions for "Recitatif" presentations 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journal 3: Free write about your summer reading essay. Consider the following questions: Which novel did you choose to read? What’s the theme of your novel? What are some examples of when you see this theme in the novel?

 

 

 

Journal 4: Copy this sentence verbatim, and then use the editing marks on the last page of The Writing Toolkit to correct it. 

 

Peoples’ opinion’s change, for instance, Scout first believed what the citizens’ of Maycomb say about the Radley’s. (about 6 errors)

 

 

 

Journal 5: Copy this sentence verbatim, and then use the editing marks on the last page of The Writing Toolkit to correct it. Edit mistakes and eliminate unnecessary words.

 

In the novel, it states that Scouts brother looses his innocence. 

 

Journal 6:Write a question for each "Recitatif" presentation.

 

Journal 7: List the eight colors of the seven rooms in "The Masque of the Red Death." Next to the colors, list any associations you have with them.

 

Journal 8: How does the description of the seven rooms (pages 83-84) contribute to the mood of the story? Consider the physical attributes and layout of the rooms.

 

Journal 9: At various points, the narrator, through direct characterization, comments on Prince Prospero's bravery and wisdom. How is this ironic? What is ironic about Prospero's name? To what extent is Prospero the antogonist?

 

Journal 10: Brainstorm details you already know about slavery.

 

Journal 11: How would you assess race relations in the U.S. on a scale of 1-10? Why did you choose that rating? What are some problems? What are some postives? 

 

Journal 12: What do you know about the civil rights movement. Brainstorm information and facts.

 

Journal 13: How does "The Ballad of Birmingham" make you feel? Quote a line or two from the poem that gives you this feeling and explain why it makes you feel this way. How did your background knowledge of the civil rights movement affect your response to this poem?

 

Journal 14: Have you ever read or heard about a tragic event? How did you handle it? Did you write or create something in response?

 

Journal 15:  Would you be willing to dedicate your life to a cause in which you strongly believed? Would you be willing to stand up for the rights of other people even though you might be harmed in the process? Explain.