10th Grade English A

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Homework for Week of 9.30.13

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

  • Read "Sweat," by Zora Neale Hurston, due: Tuesday, October 1
  • Study for Romantic and Realism Short Story quiz.  Quiz is on Wednesday, October 2
  • Mark Twain Writing Assignment, due: Thursday, October 3.  This assignment should be 350 words (about 1 page typed and double-spaced).  You have two options for this assignment, pick one:
  1. Write a dialogue in a specific dialect, as Mark Twain did in "Jumping Frog".  This dialect could be "teen speak," the way you speak to your best friend, or the way a bilingual family would communicate, for example.  This assignment should be mostly dialogue.  
  2. Write about a time when you felt differnt from the dominant culture, similar to  the way the narrator feels in the "wild west" setting of "Jumping Frog".  Incorporate some dialogue.