Choose one of the following questions to answer in a well-developed TE/EA paragraph.
--> Due Monday 10/30 for C block & Tuesday 10/32 for E block.
1.Choose one setting that we’ve encountered (The sad city, the houseboat, the valley, etc.) and explain how the setting has had an impact on the story so far.
2.Describe the relationship between Haroun and Rashid so far in the book.
3.Consider the world of the novel and discuss the roles that stories play in the culture of this world.
You will need to use the pdf of the novel to help you find quotes:
Remember to use TE/EA -
1) open your paragraph with the claim you want to make in the paragraph,
2) back it up with at least two pieces of well-chosen and fully explained evidence,
3) and end with some analysis: why is all this significant for the story or for our understanding?
& consider the following rubric:
4: Paragraph exemplifies TE/EA structure.
- T is clear and original.
- Several pieces of text evidence that support the T are clearly introduced & cited perfectly.
- All quotes are clearly explained with attention to detail and context.
- Analysis shows critical thought in extending ideas and meaning.
3: Paragraph follows TE/EA structure.
- T is clear. Idea may be simplistic or cliched.
- Text Evidence connects to the T and is introduced & cited.
- May have insufficient evidence and/or offer little context.
- Analysis answers the “so what?” in reference to the T.
2: Paragraph attempts to follow TE/EA structure, but is missing 1-2 vital elements.
- T is unclear or missing.
- Evidence somewhat connects to the topic, but may not be introduced or cited correctly.
- The writer’s thoughts are unclear or nonsensical.
- Analysis may be missing or redundant.
1: Paragraph makes purely personal statements with little to no Evidence, Explanation or Analysis.
- Idea or claim may be unrelated to the task.
- No explanation, context or citations.
- No evidence of critical thought.
9th Grade Foundations
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