Foundations 1-Literature Class
January 5, 2016-
New Year, New Lit Pack, New PROJECT!
Annotate, Annotate, and Annotate Some More!
Encourage your child to keep it up! Many are already beginning to enjoy it!
It Will ONLY Take 10 Minutes or LESS!
Parent Assignment #1- Turn to Page 111 "The Bells"-Stanza IV
Below is an example of a student who noted style techniques like Repetition and Alliteration, looked up a word they were unsure of, and noted personal comments such as "eerie", "raspy", and "afraid."
Parent Assignment #2- Turn to Page 113
Notice questions 4, 5 and 6 ask the student to not only find an instances of repetition, alliteration or assonance but to also think about WHY Poe chose to use each technique. At this point in the year, we would want to see students giving these questions good thought and learning how to articulate their answers. It is often not about a particular "right" answer- it is about putting on that thinking cap and using tools we are being equipped with.
Did your student give it their best shot? If so, YAY! Congratulate them on THINKING! If not, encourage them to come to you when they feel stuck so that you can think together!
Below are two samples of quality thought.