I will post an answer key for last week’s quiz once CP students complete it after school today. In the meantime, here were your respective scores.
Due to the snowday, this week’s material will be covered in the test next Friday.
Here’s how I would chunk the week.
|Monday||MLK Day||MLK Day|
Narrative of Frederick Douglass
Two reasons. Foremost, Frederick Douglass is an American hero, and his autobiography is considered a staple in our canon. Through his story, we learn lessons of perseverance, civil service, and courage. We also glimpse a rare portrayal of American slavery from an actual slave.
Second, you’ve read shorter pieces and done so splendidly. Now it’s time to move onto a full-length book. Sustained reading endurance is a skill, and we’re going to develop it.
Accessing the book
To read the book on a class tablet:
- Open Play Books (an app on your tablet)
- Click on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Or, a less preferable alternative:
- Open up Google Drive (an app on your tablet)
- Click on the folder called “Frederick Douglass”
- Click on the document called “PDF Douglass Narrative”
- Open with any PDF viewer (Adobe Acrobat is best)
Please prep for Douglass’s narrative by reading this brief biography online.
Master the vocabulary from Chapters 1-4 for the Narrative of Frederick Douglass
Read from The Narrative of Frederick Douglass Preface to the end of Chapter 4. Experts consider this between a 7th and 8th grade reading level, so moving through the text should not be unduly burdensome.