Unbroken BUNDLE - Quote Responses, Argument Prompts, Syntactical Imitations

Unbroken BUNDLE - Quote Responses, Argument Prompts, Syntactical Imitations
Unbroken BUNDLE - Quote Responses, Argument Prompts, Syntactical Imitations
Unbroken BUNDLE - Quote Responses, Argument Prompts, Syntactical Imitations
Unbroken BUNDLE - Quote Responses, Argument Prompts, Syntactical Imitations
Unbroken BUNDLE - Quote Responses, Argument Prompts, Syntactical Imitations
Unbroken BUNDLE - Quote Responses, Argument Prompts, Syntactical Imitations
Unbroken BUNDLE - Quote Responses, Argument Prompts, Syntactical Imitations
Unbroken BUNDLE - Quote Responses, Argument Prompts, Syntactical Imitations
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This Unbroken BUNDLE includes the following products:

1. Unbroken Quote Responses with Say, Mean, Matter

In this packet, students respond with commentary in the format of "Say, Mean, Matter" to seven significant quotes from the novel Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. The first page defines the expectations for "Say, Mean, Matter," in the following manner:

Say: What is the text literally saying; a direct quote or paraphrase

Mean: What does this quote or passage mean in the context of the story? What does it illustrate about a character or conflict? Is it symbolic? How does it connect to a deeper meaning in the story? Read between the lines. What can you infer? Be sure to connect to the story.

Matter: Why is this quote or idea in the passage important past the novel? What universal meaning or thematic idea does it illustrate? How does it relate to society, human behavior, the world, or abstract concepts?


2. Unbroken Argument Prompts

This print-and-go packet includes three AP-style argument essay prompts based on Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand.

Controversial prompts are based on the following subjects that appear in the novel:
* Dignity
* Nature vs. Nurture
* Does the end justify the means?

Student must take a position and support with appropriate evidence.

These can be stand-alone prompts or can be incorporated into a novel study of Unbroken.


3. Unbroken Syntactical Imitations

One of the best ways for AP Lang students to understand and use parallel construction and other syntactical constructions is have them imitate successful authors' constructions.

Students will learn the following syntactical constructions:
*Parallel Construction
*Antimetabole
*Anaphora
*Antithesis
*Polysyndeton
*Asyndeton
*Ellipsis

For eleven text passages from Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, representing the above syntactical constructions, students will write commentary for the rhetorical effect the construction has on meaning. They will then write an original imitation of the structure, mimicking the author.

In my AP Lang classroom, students who practice imitating specific syntactical structures are more able to incorporate them successfully into their own writing!

A suggested answer key is available for connecting structure to meaning.

*Note: Reading the novel Unbroken is not necessary for this activity, but it does complement a novel unit.


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You can find the individual products in this bundle here:

* Unbroken Quote Response - Say, Mean, Matter
* Unbroken Argument Prompts; AP Lang and Comp
* AP Lang and Comp Syntactical Imitations for Unbroken; Syntax

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