Class Recap: November 14
“In Ramah there was a voice heard,–weeping, and lamentation, and great mourning;
Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted.”
This week our reading begins with an allusion to the passage of Scripture above. This verse is found in Jeremiah 31:15 as well as Matthew 2:18, where it was fulfilled. Read through that passage and see what it is referring to. And ponder why Stowe compares the situations she writes about with this passage of Scripture. Leave a comment below with your ideas.
This week we will read chapters 12 through the end of 19. It is 103 pages. Again, please divide your reading wisely.
Again, I need to keep underlining important lines in the book. You will need to start a list in the back of page numbers that go with the themes of “Christianity and Faith,” “Slavery,” and “Freedom.” Like the one I showed you in class. I am going to check your books in class on Friday. Look at this novel as a workbook. I need you to connect with it, make notes in it, and decide what is important in it (underlining).
This is a skill that you need to take with you into college. It will save you HOURS of time re-reading and looking for important lines.
I also want you to complete the characterization charts that I gave you in class. You need to use proper in-text citation for this assignment, meaning I want in parenthesis the last name of the writer an the page number. Ex. (Stowe 24). If you need to expand your character trait vocabulary, here is an exhaustive list 🙂
In Text Citation:
Please read these guidelines for in-text citation from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Make sure you pay careful attention to the directions and bookmark this page on your computer, for future reference. Your work, in writing down quotes for characterization this week is practice in teaching you proper in-text citation. Your next essay will need to demonstrate your mastery of this skill.
This week you will be back to writing 4 journals 🙂
- Comment on the verse (10 pts.)
- Characterization work, with page citations (30 pts.)
- Read Chapters 12-19 and take notes in the back and underline at least two sentences per chapter. (30 pts.)
- Write your name in the book so I can pass them back to you after school. (2 pts.)
- Signed Homework Assignment Sheet (5 pts.)