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September 10/11

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  1. Blog – You are here!
  2. Written Rules
  3. Introduction Questions – Write at least TWO complete sentences per question!
    1. What is the most interesting place you visited this summer? Describe it.
    2. What is the most interesting news you have heard recently? Why?
    3. What is your favorite subject? Why?
    4. What makes you happy? Why?
    5. What is your biggest accomplishment so far? Describe how it made you feel.
  4. Plot Summary example –
    1. “The Possibility of Evil” is a short story by Shirley Jackson about an old woman who likes to send anonymous letters to criticize people in her town. In the exposition, readers learn about Miss Adela Strangeworth, who lives on Pleasant Street in a town somewhere in Vermont. Some other important characters are Don and Helen Crane and Dave Harris. The story takes place over two days. The conflict starts when Miss Strangeworth sends an anonymous letter to Don Crane to insult his baby daughter. Miss Strangeworth wrote, “Didn’t you ever see an idiot child before? Some people just shouldn’t have children, should they?” One complication happens when Miss Strangeworth tries to mail three insulting letters when some teenagers distracted her with their conversation. She thought, “Even in a charming little town like this one, there was still so much evil in people.” The climax occurs when …
  5. Class work – “Everyday Use” Plot
    1. Write a plot summary of “Everyday Use” in which you identify and describe the parts of the plot. Use quotes to support your points. Make sure you use and underline all six terms in your essay. Double space the essay.exposition– setting, time frame, characters
      conflictinternal and external problems
      complications – make the conflicts harder
      climax – most interesting point of the conflict or the turning point
      resolution – the conflict ends
      denouement – the “unraveling” of the story; the result of the conflict


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