Traits: Organization, Content and Ideas
Literature: The teacher will select two stories to compare and contrast:
"The Struggle to be an All-American Girl" by Elizabeth Wong (344)
"Choice: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King" by Alilce Walker (367)
"Homeless" by Anna Quindlen (461)
"Misspelling" by Charles Kurault (469)
Focus Areas: Simile, Metaphor, Imagery, Descriptive Details, Mood, Consistent Tense (third person), and Present Tense Active Verbs.