Friday, September 30, 2011

Current Reading Selections

Our class is reading two selections with very interesting protagonists. Our first selection is Gary Soto's short story, "Born Worker," with the main character, Jose, who has to make an important decision about both work and family. The second story is an excerpt from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In this excerpt, students will be introduced to Tom Sawyer and his very different idea of work ethic. After reading both selections, students will be writing a characterization essay comparing and contrasting Jose and Tom.

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