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Posted: October 5, 2011

The Sniper

Posted: October 5, 2011

1. What are the conflicts in this story? Briefly explain each conflict as it occurs within the story. 2. How does the setting enable the story’s action and conflict? 3. How does the sniper’s specific location shape his decisions? 4. Cite three examples (direct quotes) where O’Flaherty uses words and images to reinforce the pervasiveness of death in the story.  5. Cite three examples where O’Flaherty uses words that are onomatopoeic. Remember that words that are onomatopoeic are words that vocally imitate the sounds they denote (ex: bang).  6. O’Flaherty uses specific language and words to describe both shooting scenes. Explain how his word choice integrates/reinforces the emotions of the sniper. Be sure to use textual examples to support your answer.  7. Do you think that O’Flaherty wants us to think of the sniper’s "brother" only as his familial, or blood brother? Explain.

Posted: September 27, 2011

This Assignment will be due this coming Monday, October 3. It should be 1 page in length. The main criteria for the fable are as follows: - It must be designed to teach a lesson (moral) and it must have animals as the main characters. - Tomorrow we will work on the writing process and first drafting. - Thursday we will revise our drafts and edit other's works. - Friday will be an exploration of other fables and final editing   There are three main aspects to focus on: 1) Characters: they should be animals, have names, and you should have a protagonist and an antagonist. 2) Setting: you should have a clearly set setting. Times and places are essential 3) Plot: make sure that you map out a plot that revolves around teaching your lesson. We will go over plot maps Wednesday.  

Posted: September 22, 2011

- List each of the 4 men that were covered in this unit. You should be able to: Tell me 5 things about their personal lives Tell me when the piece that we read was written Tell me who they were speaking to when they wrote it   - Choose which piece you think was the most significant and then write at least 5 reasons why you think so (each reason should be supported by a piece of textual evidence). - Choose which piece you think was the least significant and then write at least 5 reasons why you think so (each reason should be supported by a piece of textual evidence). - Be able to compare the two individuals from today (your assignment that you did last night) to two individuals that we covered. In this questions you should: Have at least 4 similarities Have at least 4 differences Be able to rank them from most important to least important with a reason for each placement

Posted: September 20, 2011


Posted: September 20, 2011

1) Read the excerpt from Pierre Trudeau's speech on the Official Languages Act and answer the questions. 2) Go through the news at home and find 2 people who are making an impact on the world today in the same ways that the people we have just covered made an impact a generation ago. Each person should have a 1/2 page summary describing their impact and discussing their life. This assignment is due on Thursday.
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Posted: September 14, 2011

Please prepare answers to the following questions: 1) Which author had the most important piece? 2) Which piece was the most emotional? 3) If you had to follow one writer who would it be? The key to these questions is to have evidence from the text ready to support your answer There will be a follow up assignment to this seminar next week.

Posted: September 13, 2011



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