Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Story of an Hour

This week are taking the district's mock assessment for the new ARMT Plus, which basically combines our old ARMT with the SAT-10. 

The test is quite long and includes a lot of writing, so I've divided it into three sections.  We took the first section (grammar and reading comprehension benchmarks) yesterday, and today we are annotating a non-fiction article and writing an essay to respond to a prompt (If you could change one thing in the world to make it better, what would it be?  Explain with reasons and/or specific examples).

For tomorrow's section, students will read the short story "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin and write an essay to address direct and indirect characterization of the main character, Mrs. Mallard.

This is a short story that is typically read and studied in the latter high school years, so it is going to be a challenge to read it AND write an essay on it in one class period. 

It will be extremely helpful for students to visit the link below before tomorrow to familiarize themselves with the story.  The full text is linked from this site, as well as a graphic short story version.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me at 

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