Assignment # 1
Write a reflective essay in which you explore a personal experience or an event and reflect on its deeper meaning. Read “Write a Reflective Essay” on page 440 to help prepare your essay. Make sure to pay special attention to the scoring rubric on page 447. The essay should be 1 typed page in length. Please save your essay as a Word (.doc) document and submit as an attachment below.
Assignment # 2
Write an essay in which you analyze and evaluate the development of a fiction story from the Part 1 readings. Poetry or nonfiction will not work for this assignment. The essay should contain an introduction, body, and conclusion, be 1-2 pages in length, typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font, size 12. Please save as a Word document and submit as an attachment to be graded.
• Explain which story you chose and briefly summarize the plot.
• Identify key choices the author made in writing the story. For example, consider where the story is set, how the action is ordered, or how the characters are introduced and developed.
• Analyze the impact of the author’s choices, discussing how these decisions affect both the story’s meaning and the reader’s experience.
• Organize your ideas so that each new idea builds on the one it follows to create a unified whole.
Please use this story below from the Part 1 reading for Assignment # 2.
THE EARTH IS ON TURTLE’S BACK ON ONDAGANORTHEAST WOODLANDS RETOLD BY MICHAEL CADUTO & JOSEPH BRUCHAC.