Print the results, and write reasons
for any questions you miss.
finish reading the novel and taking the quiz, select ONE of the following as
your final exam/paper topic for Cather’s novel:
1.Compare Alexandra and
Carl. Why is Alexandra more suited to the land? What are Carl's strong
points? Do they make a good couple? What advantage, according to Cather, do
they have in their marrying?
2.What is wrong with
the marriage of Marie and Frank? Why did they marry? Why will Alexandra and
Carl marry? Do the differences in situations make a difference in their
marriages in your opinion?
3.Why is the marriage
of Signa and Nelse important?
4.Compare Amédée and
Emil. What information does this analysis provide? What does Cather say about
the way they have grown up? Does this have anything to do with the outcome of
5.Ducks appear to be
important in O Pioneers!. Why?
6.How does Cather
personify the land in O Pioneers!? How does this personification
enhance the meaning of the novel?
Block Three: Creative
the first think you want to do is review your Perfect Moment Prep Sheet.
a Perfect Moment Rubric off the table by the whiteboard. Review it, so you can begin this assignment
with the end in mind.
an iBook, and create your rough draft of the Perfect Moment (one paragraph, two
at the most). Print it to 212, and go
get it, but remember to pick EVERYONE’S up when you go, so we don’t interrupt
Ms. Flattery’s class fifteen times. J
the sheet entitled “Perfect Moment Memoir Draft #1 Directions” off the front
table. Find a partner, and complete a
your way carefully and thoughtfully down the rest of the checklist,
When You Finish Today’s Work on the
What You Can Do During Writing Workshop
the one prose and one poem you are counting for your BEST REVISION.
other pieces that need smaller changes to ready them for your portfolio.
edits—cosmetic corrections—to any piece going into your portfolio.
the orange portfolio pages in your book.
your portfolio reflection (due Thursday).
your grades, and leave me a note about any unresolved issues. (Remember there’s a folder on my desk with a
few miscellaneous items in it, so check there, if you’re missing something.”