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   Unit 2: Hardship and Growth
                    Assignment Packet
                            Ms. Leuschel
                        Survey of Literature



         *Note: As a result of limited paper supply and valid
environmental concerns, you will only receive one of these packets.
If you lose this packet, you are responsible for obtaining a new one
by photocopying that of a classmate or printing a copy out from its
    online posting (**Note that page numbers may not match up
                                exactly).




Unit Question: How do struggles
      help people grow?
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                              Hardship and Growth
Directions: Many of the selections in Unit 2 deal with painful experiences that
become part of growing up. Many of the experiences involve dealing with shameful
behavior, personal hardships, and other impacting events. To some extent, we have
all experienced events, large or small, that have significantly impacted who we are
today. Reflect on some turning points in your life thus far to create this brief
autobiography. You must include at least one image of yourself (a drawing or
photograph), but you may add as much color and as many illustrations and
photographs as you’d like. Make it visually appealing, as this is a reflection of you
and will be displayed in the classroom. You will be evaluated on this, so WATCH
SPELLING, GRAMMAR, AND USAGE.
You must clearly display the following information:
     Your name
     Where and when you were born
     Your first word:
     The first book you remember:
     Your earliest memory:
     The first time you remember crying:
     The first time you remember laughing:
     Something you are embarrassed about from your childhood
     Four turning-points that shaped/changed your life thus far:, and how those
      turning points each shaped you (changed you or made you a little different)
         o Event 1 (What happened?)
         o How did Event 1 shape you?
         o Event 2
         o How did Event 2 shape you?
         o Event 3
         o How did Event 3 shape you?
         o Event 4
         o How did Event 4 shape you?

 You may create this using a poster board, a collection of photographs,
make a little book, make a timeline, or other creative ideas. The neater
  and more diligent this appears, the better you’ll do! Show me your
                         creativity! Have fun!
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                                                  Irony!
                                       Identifying irony within “The Necklace”
                            Please complete these guided notes as we discuss them.
I. 3 Types of Irony:
           A. Situational Irony:



                   1. Ex:




           B. Verbal Irony:



                   1. Ex:




           C. Dramatic Irony:



                   1. Ex:


II. Example of Irony in “The Necklace”:




           A.     Type of Irony:
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Think back to events in your life, things you’ve seen or read, and stories you’ve heard from others for
examples of irony. Identify an example of the irony type assigned to you. You will perform a brief 1-2
minute skit of this ironic scenario for the class. Take notes during each performance to complete this
chart so that you have plenty of examples with which to work.

Type of Irony                                         Skit Examples




  Situational




    Verbal




   Dramatic
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                                                   “The Necklace”
                                             Reading Comprehension Questions
                                                                p. 35
Directions: Complete the chart for the indicated questions on p. 35 of your text. Rephrase the question in
your own words, write the answer (abstract ideas) and provide direct quotations (concrete details) to support
your answer. Punctuate the quotations CORRECTLY.
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      Rephrase the question in your   Abstract ideas (an answer in your own words based    Concrete textual evidence (CORRECTLY
              own words                              on your own opinions)                FORMATTED direct quotes from the story to
                                                                                                    support your answer)
2




3




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    Rephrase the question in your   Abstract ideas (an answer in your own words based    Concrete textual evidence (CORRECTLY
            own words                              on your own opinions)                FORMATTED direct quotes from the story to
                                                                                                  support your answer)




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                                                  Plot!
I. Plot:



    A. Rising Action:




    B. Climax:




    C. Falling Action:




    D. Dénouement:
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           Identify each element of plot within the following stories:
     Plot                                       Cinderella
   Element
Rising Action



Climax



Falling Action



Dénouement



     Plot                       Show White and the Seven Dwarfs
   Element
Rising Action



Climax



Falling Action



Dénouement
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     Plot        The Princess and the Pea
   Element
Rising Action



Climax



Falling Action



Dénouement



     Plot               The Necklace
   Element
Rising Action



Climax



Falling Action



Dénouement




Extra Notes:
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                                 Journal
                                  “The Necklace”
Prompt: In Guy de Mauspassant’s short story “The Necklace,” Mme. Loisel’s
superficiality creates a decade of hardship for not just herself, but her husband as
well. Consider her husband’s actions after she loses the necklace.

Using evidence from the story, you are going to write a two paragraph response
that meets the following criteria:

Paragraph 1) Using specific details from the story, describe the actions of Mme.
Loisel’s husband (M. Loisel). Using these examples, what kind of person you consider
Mme. Loisel’s husband to be?

Paragraph 2) Explain whether you would you have reacted similarly or
differently to her husband. Why? (Be sure you give convincing, specific reasons to
support your position.)

Please be sure to also meet the following requirements:
   DOUBLE-SPACED (skip lines)
   MLA Heading
   Appropriate title (correctly capitalized!)
   Stapled to the back of the rubric (on the reverse of this sheet)
   Thoroughly response to all parts of the prompt
   Uses specific details of the story
   Thorough, 5 or more sentences per paragraph
   Vivid descriptions using creative adjectives and adverbs
   Precise language not relying on the forms of “to be”
   Correct grammar, spelling, and usage
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       “The Necklace” Journal Response
                                Grading Rubric

         Student Name_____________________________________________
 Formatting: ________/5

 Thorough 5-sentence paragraphs: __________/5

 2 complete paragraphs that respond to all sections of the prompt: __________/5

 Specific details of the story used to support opinions: ____________/5

 Style: __________/5
     Adjective/Adverb rich descriptions
     Precise verbs (avoid “to be” forms)

 Correct grammar, spelling, and usage: ____________/5
    No fragments, run-ons, or comma splices
    Correct use of punctuation (; , . ’)
    Correct capitalization
    Its v. it’s
    Then v. than


                      Total Score: _____________/30

                               _____________%

                                  ___________

Comments:
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                                                   “Two Kinds”
                                           Reading Comprehension Questions
                                                          p. 100
Directions: Complete the chart for the indicated questions on p. 100 of your text. Rephrase the question in
your own words, write the answer (abstract ideas) and provide direct quotations (concrete details) to support
your answer. Then LINK your ideas and your evidence. How does your quote prove your answer? Punctuate
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       Rephrase the       Abstract ideas (an answer in      Concrete textual evidence        Link (How does your quote
      question in your   your own words based on your    (CORRECTLY FORMATTED direct           support your opinion?)
2    own words (CIRCLE           own opinions)            quotes from the story to support
       KEY WORDS)                                                   your answer)




3




4




the quotations CORRECTLY.
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#    Rephrase the       Abstract ideas (an answer in      Concrete textual evidence        Link (How does your quote
    question in your   your own words based on your    (CORRECTLY FORMATTED direct           support your opinion?)
      own words                own opinions)            quotes from the story to support
                                                                  your answer)




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                                                “Two Kinds”
                                                 Quotation Analysis

Directions: Analyze each of the characters’ statements on the left. One the right, write the significance of each
statement. What does each statement reveal?

              Character’s Statement                                   What the Statement Reveals/Teaches Us

Mother: “You can be best anything.”




Daughter: “Why don’t you like me the way I am? I’m
not a genius!”




Mother: “Only two kinds of daughters…those who are
obedient and those who follow their own mind! Only
one kind of daughter can live in this house. Obedient
daughter!”




Daughter/Narrator: “And after I played them both a
few times, I realized they were two halves of the same
song.”
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                                                        “Two Kinds”
                                                 Grammar SkillBuilder: Verb Phrases
  Key Concept: Writers sometimes use repetition of verb phrases to emphasize a particular trait or quality, to convey information
  about a character or scene, or to compare the characteristics of characters.
  Verb Phrases:
  A very phrase consists of a main verb—either action or linking—and one or more helping verbs. In a sentence with a verb phrase, it is
  the first helping verb that must agree with its subject in number. For example, in the following sentence, the verb phrase has been
  translated contains the helping verbs has and been. The helping verb has is singular in number to agree with the subject book, which
  is also singular.
  Example: Amy Tan’s book, The Joy Luck Club, (has been translated) into more than 15 languages.
  Language specialists translated Amy Tan’s book, The Joy Luck Club, into more than 15 languages.
  Activity
  Rewrite each sentence, replacing the verb phrase in parenthesis with a more concise verb(s). Highlight the new verb(s).
1. Amy Tan (has written) the book titled The Joy Luck Club.


2. In 1989, the book (was listed) for eight months as the New York Times bestseller.


3. Yes, the book (has been made) into a movie.


4. In The Joy Luck Club, stories about four Chinese women and their American-born daughters (have been woven) together.


5. One such story is “Two Kinds,” which (was narrated) by a young woman who is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. *Hint:
    Restructure this sentence.



6. The young woman’s mother believed that in American you (are able to be) anything you wanted to be.



7. To discover her daughter’s special talent, the mother (has been giving) her daughter tests based on stories about child
     prodigies.



8. During the talent show, the daughter (was focused) more on how lovely she looked than how well she played the piano.



9. The daughter (could have become) a good pianist, but she refused to try.



10. When the daughter was an adult, her mother still contended that she (could have been) a genius if she had wanted to.
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                                                    Theme
     Theme is one of the most important elements of a work, yet identifying the theme is often the hardest. There
         are three important things to remember when identifying a theme (TAKE NOTES, GOOFBALLS!).
                              Some things to remember when identifying theme:
1.



2.



3.



4.



5.

                                                 Practice
                             Think of themes for the following stories
          The Boy Who Cried Wolf



          Cinderella



          Beauty and the Beast



          Pinocchio



          King Midas



          Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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     Now let’s work on identifying the themes of the literary works we’ve read so far! Remember the rules of
                                               identifying theme!


                    Attempt to think of 2-3 themes for each of the following stories:


                                        “The Necklace”
1.




2.




3.




                                           “Two Kinds”
1.




2.




3.
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                       Journal: Film Review
            “Two Kinds” segment within “The Joy Luck Club”
Directions: After viewing the film segment of “Two Kinds,” write a film review
analyzing the effectiveness of the film’s portrayal of the text.

Using concrete evidence from the story and the film, you are going to write a three
paragraph response that meets the following criteria:

Paragraph 1) Using specific details from the story and film, describe the POSITIVE
elements of the film’s depiction. What was specifically good about it? Consider the
acting, visual representation, adherence to the textual version, dialogue, costumes,
etc.

Paragraph 2) Using specific details from the story and film, describe the
NEGATIVE elements of the film. Where did it fall short? What specific elements
were sub par?

Paragraph 3) Overall, what were your general conclusions about the film? How
many “thumbs up” would you give it and why? Should viewers go and see it or
not? Be sure to support your opinions with specifics that make you sound
convincing. Use transition/conjunction words!


Please be sure to also meet the following requirements:
   DOUBLE-SPACED (skip lines)
   MLA Heading
   Appropriate title (correctly capitalized!)
   Stapled to the back of the rubric (on the reverse of this sheet)
   Thoroughly response to all parts of the prompt
   Uses specific details of the story and film
   Thorough, 5 or more sentences per paragraph
   Vivid descriptions using creative adjectives and adverbs
   Precise language not relying on the forms of “to be”
   Correct grammar, spelling, and usage
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          “Two Kinds” Journal Response
                                Grading Rubric

         Student Name_____________________________________________
 Formatting: ________/5

 Thorough 5-sentence paragraphs: __________/5

 3 complete paragraphs that respond to all sections of the prompt: __________/5

 Specific details of the story used to support opinions: ____________/5

 Style: __________/5
     Adjective/Adverb rich descriptions
     Precise verbs (avoid “to be” forms)
     Transition/Conjunction words

 Correct grammar, spelling, and usage: ____________/5
    No fragments, run-ons, or comma splices
    Correct use of punctuation (; , . ’)
    Correct capitalization
    Its v. it’s
    Then v. than


                      Total Score: _____________/30

                               _____________%

                                  ___________

Comments:
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                                    Socratic Seminar
                                    “The Scarlet Ibis” pp. 593-604
Opening Questions (Choose ONE to which to respond):
    1. This story deals with the idea of regret. Have you ever regretted the way you treated
       someone? The story’s narrator seems to be coping with his regretful feelings by telling
       his story in an honest, open way. How did you deal with those feelings?
    2. Throughout the story, the narrator describes the lengths to which he goes to help his
       brother, Doodle. Have you ever truly devoted yourself to helping someone else? How
       so?
    3. The narrator says, “There is within me…a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love.”
       Think about your relationships with people you love, especially in your family. Can
       love and cruelty exist at the same time? Why or why not?
    4. The narrator and Doodle spent lots of time dreaming of their future living in Old
       Woman Swamp. Describe a dream you have for your future. How do you plan on
       getting there?

Core Questions:
     1. Serving as the story’s title, it is obvious that the scarlet ibis is an important symbol
        within the story. What do you think the bird symbolizes? Hint: What characteristics
        does the bird embody?
     2. Foreshadowing is a literary device in which an author drops subtle hints about plot
        developments to come later in the story. Although the tragic ending was shocking, the
        author did hint at what was to come. What were some elements of foreshadowing
        within the story?
     3. The narrator is a very complex character. Part of his complexity comes from
        attempting to discover his true motivations when it came to his brother. Do you
        think that the narrator truly desired to help his brother or was his generosity
        motivated by selfishness? Why do you think so?
     4. In his biography on p. 607, Hurst comments that the setting of this story is one of the
        characters. What do you think he means?
     5. We recently discussed the meaning of irony. What is the general definition of irony
        and do you think that there was any hint of irony in the story’s ending?
     6. How do you think the tragedy of Doodle’s death affected who the narrator has
        become? Think about what types of things the narrator says in his telling of the story.
     7. The story ends very abruptly. What do you think happens after the story ends?

Closing Questions (Choose ONE to which to respond):
      1. If you could give advice to any character in the book, what would it be and why?
      2. Do you like this story? Why or why not?
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            Socratic Seminar Additional Responses
If, because of time constraints, you are unable to participate in the Socratic Seminar
the number of times you desired to, you may complete written responses for
homework to be submitted the following school day. For your written responses,
you may only complete questions we did not have time to discuss in class and they
must be Core Questions (no Opening or Closing).

In order to receive credit for a written response, the response must meet
the requirements below:
    Accurate MLA heading
    Title
    Skipping lines or double-spaced
    One complete, thoroughly explained paragraph per question (ABSOLUTELY
     no less than five sentences and probably more)
    An insightful, unique, accurate response that thoroughly answers the question
    Stapled to your Socratic Seminar page BEFORE class

Responses that do not meet the aforementioned requirements will not be
accepted and therefore will not receive credit. There is no “late credit”
for additional written Socratic Seminar responses.

You may answer up to three questions with written responses. If we do not have
three unanswered Core questions remaining, you may do the number of questions
that are remaining (which will be two or one, depending).

                           Have fun, literary scholars!
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                                           “The Scarlet Ibis”
                                          Quotation and Theme Analysis

Directions: Read each statement from the narrator of this story and think about the theme it suggests. For
each statement, write notes explaining what it reveals about the narrator or what he learned from the events it
describes. Then, write a theme suggested by the

        Statement                 What it Reveals about the                           Suggested Theme
                                          Narrator

   “There is within me…a
   knot of cruelty borne
   by the stream of love,
   much as our blood
   sometimes bears the
   seed of our
   destruction, and at
   times I was mean to
   Doodle” (Hurst 597).




   “Renaming my
   brother was perhaps
   the kindest thing I
   ever did for him,
   because nobody
   expects much from
   someone called
   Doodle” (Hurst 596).




   “But all of us must
   have something or
   someone to be proud
   of, and Doodle had
   become mine” (Hurst
   598).
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                                     Foreshadowing!
                                           “The Scarlet Ibis”
Directions: Use the class lecture to complete the following guided notes. Then apply the notes to the stories
we’ve read.

I. Foreshadowing:


       A. Visual representation:



       B. Examples within the text:
               1. “The Necklace”:




                     2. “Two Kinds”:




                     3. “The Scarlet Ibis”:
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                                      Point-of-View!
                                           “The Scarlet Ibis”
Directions: Use the class lecture to complete the following guided notes. Then apply the notes to the stories
we’ve read on the reverse of this page.

First person:

       (+)


       (-)


Second person:

       (+)


       (-)


Third person limited:

       (+)


       (-)


Third person omniscient:

       (+)


       (-)
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Directions: Identify the point-of-view of each of the following short stories we’ve read and the effect that that
particular POV has on the story.


I. “The Necklace”
       A. POV:

                      1. Effect:




II. “Two Kinds”
       A. POV:


                      1. Effects:




III. “The Scarlet Ibis”
       A. POV:


                      1. Effects:
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                  Journal: Comic Strip
                                       “The Scarlet Ibis”
Directions: Create a comic strip in which you use pictures and brief captions to
summarize “The Scarlet Ibis.” Be sure that your pictures and captions summarize
the most important parts of the story so that if a stranger were seeing it, they would
be able to follow the plot clearly. You are going to label each plot component
(Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Dénouement) in the space indicated. At the
end, you will identify two themes of the story in the space provided. Remember the
rules of identifying theme!

Please be sure to also meet the following requirements:
   Completion (all frames, lit terms, themes, drawings, and captions completed)
   Summary quality
   COLOR drawings
   Neat and legible
   Captions have correct grammar, spelling, and usage
       o Use adjectives and adverbs
       o Avoid forms of “to be”
   Plot elements correctly identified
   Themes are accurate and correctly stated (consult theme guidelines)

I will be putting these up in the room, so please
take your time on these, as they are a reflection
                     of you!
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   “The Scarlet Ibis” Journal: Comic Strip
                             Grading Rubric
          Student Name_____________________________________________


Completeness (pictures and captions in all 5 squares): ____________/5

Utilization of color: ____________/5

Neatness and diligence: ____________/5

Accurately identified plot elements: ____________/5

Accurately identified themes: ____________/5

Correct grammar, spelling, and usage: ____________/5
     No fragments, run-ons, or comma splices
     Correct use of punctuation (; , . ’)
     Correct capitalization
     Its v. it’s
     Then v. than

                    Total Score: _____________/30

                             _____________%

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Comments:
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                                                      Plot Element:                 Plot Element:

   Graphic Representation of
       “The Scarlet Ibis”

                      By:

___________________________________________________


                                                      Caption:                      Caption:




Plot Element:                                         Plot Element:                 Plot Element:




Caption:
                                                      Caption:                      Caption:




Theme 1:


Theme 2:
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