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- Please look at the rubric for the evaluation criteria!!!
- Please use and upload a Google doc link for this assignment. We will be using it to track changes for feedback. You will resubmit the link to demonstrate you have made the necessary changes (google doc tracks all changes and the date they were made).
- If you wish, you may revise your original assignment based on your grader’s grading/commentary. (ignore googled docs i will uplode the document to it)
- Also, use the textbook to guide your evaluation of the children’s literature. This should be evident in your paper.
- Cite as appropriate
- Use the Purdue OWL for help with structuring your paper and writing a literary analysis(https://owl.english.
purdue.edu/owl/owlprint/713/ () or (https://owl.english.purdue. Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. edu/owl/resource/618/1/(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.).
Writing the Essay (Due December 15th)
1- Read the books!!
2- Read the prompts and choose 1 from below.
3- Write your thesis statement (use this resource for help- https://owl.english.
4- Write your outline (use this resource for help- https://owl.english.
5- Write your paper, revise, edit, revise, repeat….
6- Give your paper to someone else to read for clarity
7- Submit for feedback. Your submission must be in Google Docs and you must give us permissions to view. Turning in the link last minute without permissions may result in a late grade (see this “how to” for further help- https://gsuite.google.
- Read all of the children’s literature assigned:
Bryant, Jen (author) & Sweet, Melissa (illustrator). (2014). The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus. New York, NY: Eerdmans.
Cole, H (author).(2012) Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad. New York: Scholastic Press Access here- https://www.are.na/
Greenfield, Eloise (poet) & Dillon Leo (illustrator) & Dillon, Diane (illustrator). (1978). Honey I Love and Other Poems. New York, NY: HarperTrophy.
Neri, G. (author) & DuBurke, Randy (illustrator) (2010). Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty. New York, NY: Lee & Low Books.
Richard, Justin, Parnell, Peter, & Cole, Henry (illustrator) (2005). And Tango Makes Three. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
Singer, Marilyn (poet) & Masse, Josee (illustrator) (2010). Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems. New York, NY: Penguin.
Van Allsburg, Chris (1984). The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin.
- Based on your reading of the 9 books, answer one of the following writing prompts. Write an essay using at least 1000 words.
Writing Prompts (choose one)
(1) Choose three or more of the assigned children’s literature books that depict a conflict. Write an essay in which you analyze the sources of conflict and explain how the conflict contributes to the meaning of the work. Remember to attend to text and illustrations (if included). Avoid summarizing the plots; instead, read critically and explore the sources of conflict.
(2) Although the assigned children’s literature texts represent a range of topics and genres, many of the texts share thematic strands. Write an essay in which you explore the thematic connections across three or more of the texts. Remember to attend to text and illustrations (if included). Avoid summarizing the plots; rather, read critically and explore the thematic strands.
(3) From the assigned children’s literature books, select at least three characters who are villains. Write an essay in which you analyze the nature of each character’s villainy and show how villainy enhances the meaning of each work. Remember to attend to text and illustrations (if included). Avoid summarizing the plots; rather, read critically and explore the characters’ villainy.