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In-class work on paragraph sentences

Recopy your topic sentence. Circle the literary element. Underline the text identification. Draw a box around the theme. Put parentheses around any words that can be taken out without losing the meaning of your sentence. In groups, choose one sentence … Continue reading

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Group Study Questions 3: “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”

1. Try to articulate the theme of the story. Write it as a sentence on your board! 2. How does the plot support the theme? Analytical Writing: 3. What is a paragraph? 4. What are the parts of a paragraph?

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Group Study Questions: “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”

 “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” by Sherman Alexie What genre is this text? Give a brief plot synopsis in 50 words or five points. Identify the other literary elements in the story. What problems are the … Continue reading

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Group Study Questions 2: “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”

Are there any symbolic elements? What is significant about the title? Are there any strange parts that don’t seem to make sense or don’t quite fit? Try to articulate the theme: write it as a sentence! How do each of … Continue reading

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