Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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“‘So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war!'” — Some say Abraham Lincoln greeted Harriet Beecher Stowe with these words when he met her. Whether he truly did or not, the anecdote itself highlights the importance of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Click here for the page of resources on Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin readings:

You can find the assignment documents on GoogleClassroom!

Trivia Question: How are USM and Harriet Beecher Stowe connected? It’s like six degrees of Harriet Beecher Stowe…

Secession Statements MiniQ

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Why secede?

Learning Targets for Reading:

  • I can closely read and analyze primary source documents.
  • I can identify, analyze and discuss Notice and Note Nonfiction signposts in texts.
  • I can draw evidence and examples from a text that most strongly support my summary, analysis, ideas, opinions, and/or reflection about it.

Learning Targets for Writing:

  • I can compose a clear, concise claim (a.k.a. thesis statement) that identifies my main, central argument.
  • I can support my claim with evidence and examples.
  • I can explain my evidence with sound reasoning that demonstrates how it supports my claim.
  • I can write with an academic voice, which is more formal and less conversational.
  • I can accurately cite the sources of my evidence.
  • I can communicate my ideas and opinions clearly and properly with solid conventions.
  • I can follow all instructions provided. Note: This score is either a 0 or a 3 and cannot be reassessed.

Find all of the documents on GoogleClassroom.

If you find the buckets, chickenfoot, and outline helpful, please use them! Find and use the writing tools that work best for YOU.

 

A little more time…

 

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Friends, one of the messages I received at conferences is that you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and need a little time and space to work and catch up. I get that! We have a long list of goals we’re working on right now. Use this time wisely to accomplish those goals.

  • Vocabulary
  • NoRedInk
  • Reassessments
  • Abolition
  • Visual Analysis
  • Readings with Notice and Note Annotations
  • Found Poetry
  • NHD…
    • Buckets
    • Research Questions
    • Sources
    • Notes

 

Let’s talk Summer Reading!

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For Wednesday 8/30 and Thursday 8/31, please bring at least one of your summer reading books from your checklist for English (not the book you read for History). If you don’t have the book, you can print out a copy of the cover or have the cover open on your laptop. Because we’re going to be moving around the room, it’d be easier for you to have the book or a printed copy of the cover.

You may also want to bring in a copy of the checklist with the books you read listed next to the items on the list. Please definitely do so if you read books for all 12 items! Woo hoo!

Here’s a link to the Summer Reading information.


Summer Reading Speed Dating ~ 

Let’s make some love connections!

Summer Reading Book Speed Dating Profile

Book Speed Dating

Homework: Summer Reading Book Ad Locker Poster


#40BookChallenge

The American Studies 40 Book Challenge!

Create your #40BookChallenge reading list via GoogleClassroom.

UP FOR A CREATIVE CHALLENGE AND WANT TO IMPRESS THE HECK OUT OF EVERYONE? CREATE A VIDEO LIKE THIS (OR EVEN BETTER THAN THIS!) FOR THE 40 BOOK CHALLENGE AT USM! USE HASHTAGS #USMREADS & #4OBOOKCHALLENGE IN YOUR VIDEO! I PROMISE THE TEACHING TWITTERVERSE WILL GO NUTS…

Just a few of many 40 Book Challenge Resources:

Our best resource? MRS. EPPELSHEIMER! Go see Eppie for the best personalized book suggestions! She’s magical.