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Report
 Entry Task: ( Place your journals on desk to be
checked)
Describe the incident between Rennie’s dad,
Beaner, Danny, and Pete. Do you agree with the
way Rennie’s dad handled this conflict? Why or
why not?
 When
you are finished with the Entry Task
please use the next 15 minutes to read.
Students will be able to . . .
Analyze how culture affects identity and perceptions
Practice effective speaking and listening skills that
build capacity for collaboration/communication
Analyze the concept of voice in reading and writing
Examine and apply the elements of exposition
Examine and apply the elements of argumentation
Synthesis Paper
Embedded Assessment 2.1 – Writing a Narrative
Activity 2.11 – Thanksgiving – personal history/reflection
(completed)
Activity 2.10 – The Hunger of Memory - Allusions
Activity 2.5 – Pick one – pacing (completed)
Activity 2.4 - Kaffir Boy – narrative using dialogue (completed)
Activity 2.3 - Funny in Farsi – personal (cultural) narrative
elements (completed)
Activity 2.2 – “Where I’m From” poem - narrative
poem(completed)
Create a chart (on your entry task paper)
Narrative Elements
Setting
Characters
Point of View
Sequence of Events
Theme
Details from the Narrative
Literary Terminology
Persona is the voice assumed by a writer. It is not necessaryily his
or her own voice.
Allusion is a reference to a well-known person, event, or place from
history, music, art, or another literary work
Complete the Narrative Elements chart and answer questions found
on page 126 in the After Reading section (on your entry/exit task
paper). If you work with a partner each of you is responsible for this
work.
Narrative Writing:
Cultural Narrative Prompts: Select one of the following prompts to write your
narrative.
 1. Write a personal narrative about an experience of cultural difference or
insensitivity you have had or observed. What did you learn from it?
 2. Write a personal narrative about how your family’s experience or cultural
history enriched you or presented you with opportunities or challenges in
pursuing your educational goals.
 3. Tell us a story from your life, describing an experience that either
demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.
 4. Write a personal narrative about an experience that has shaped your
identity, values, and/or understanding, specifically around the issues of
race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, family background or personal,
social or historical location in the society. Reflect on how this experience
has shaped your identity, values, and/or understanding of the world around
you.

Tallgrass pages 255-277
1. Find two specific quotes from this section of the reading
that you believe relate to the developing theme/central
message in this novel. Write a lead-in, quote, and commentary
for each quote. Your commentary should address how these
quotes relate to the developing theme/central message in this
novel.
Reflect on the learning targets for today. Do you feel
you met the targets?
1. Analyze how culture affects identity and perceptions
2. Practice effective speaking and listening skills that build capacity for
collaboration/communication
3. Analyze the concept of voice in reading and writing
4. Examine and apply the elements of exposition
1. What is one thing that you completed or learned
today that you found interesting?
2. What is one thing that you feel you can improve in
future classes?

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