Story Board Assignment

You will create a storyboard summary of chapters 18-21 for Honors SECTIONS and 12-15 for Regular Sections and Honors Contracts.

Follow these steps:

1. Identify the main events, characters, symbols and motifs present in the chapters. These will determine how many cells you need and what you will fill them with. Color, characterization, syntax, diction, mood…these will all be important during this process.

2. Choose at least one direct quote (this can be dialogue, phrases, descriptions) from each chapter to use as headings…no more than three consecutive sentences.

3. Decide how you will create your story board. You may either print copies of the paper templates that are available on this post, draw your own boards from scratch or use the website.

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EXTRA CREDIT! Banned Books (valid from 9/26-10/6)

Catcher In the Rye has spent more time on banned book lists than most books.

What other books have been/are banned somewhere in this country?

Why were they banned?

Do a quick internet search to discover a banned book. List it, it’s author and the reason for the ban.

Do not to list a book that has been listed already.

You will ONLY receive credit for ONE book and ONE comment. Please don’t spam this post with multiple comments.

Narrative Essay Handout

Narrative Essay : Coming of Age

You will write a narrative essay (1500 words). We have read several different authors’ takes on the writing of a coming of age piece. Now it’s your turn. Your narrative essay assignment will be complete once you have submitted each of the three drafts (First to be written by hand or on the computer and submitted in hardcopy. Second draft to be typed and taking into account my proofreading suggestions and comments and then peer edited in class. Final draft to be submitted via and taking into account the comments and suggestions of your peer editor.  Can’t wait to read your brilliant essays! Miss G-

Epiphany: A sudden realization. 

Elements of a Personal Narrative

Setting: Place and time – where is it? Be sure your reader can see where the action is taking place.

Persona: What are some characteristics about you that you want your reader to understand? How do you want your reader to perceive you? Describe your behavior in order to convey these points.

Tone and voice: How do you want readers to feel? Through voice and tone, you can help readers share your reactions to the experience you are recreating. Craft your essay with vivid description and varied syntax to unveil the nature of the events and your reactions to them.

Plot: You establish the plot by a causal linking of events. One event should lead to another.

Theme: The theme is the dominant idea expressed in the work. It should also be expressed in your thesis and developed in the body of your essay. As with any essay, your narrative essay must have a point.

Narrative Topic Suggestions

1)   A coming of age story might be an experience with sports, school, or family where you felt let down for the first time.

2)   Any occasion when things did not turn out as expected.

3)   Any incident which challenged your basic values or beliefs.

4)   Any humorous event, one you still laugh about, perhaps one that seemed awkward or embarrassing at the time.

5)   Any incident charged with strong emotions such as love, fear, guilt, anger, embarrassment, frustration, hurt, pride, happiness, joy.