Week of Oct. 12-16

Do Now: parallel text structures (what are they? identify them. Why are they used? How can you use them in your own writing?) 
Grammar: nouns: abstract, concrete, collective, compound, subject, predicate, and object nouns quiz Tue/Wed. 
Begin prepositions: identify them, use them in sentences 
Literature: “Retrieved Reformation” pages 42-50 in textbook 
draw label plot diagram, label parts of the plot from the story, look at William Sydney Porter’s background; how was his writing influenced by actual events? Why did he choose to use a criminal as the protagonist? What would his purpose be? 
Read the story “After Twenty Years” by O’Henry. Compare the characters and ironic twist with “Retrieved Reformation” version. Quiz on story will be Friday and Monday of next week.  
Article of the Week number one is due Oct. 15/16th. Make sure to refer to your directions to complete all components.