using the topics you generated in Lesson1.3, write an essay in which you explain a cause-and –effect relationship. Your can refer to the model essay on page 206 as a guide. Include these elements in your essay:

a thesis statement in which you clearly identify the cause-and-effect relationship you will explore an effective and logical method of organization well-chosen, relevant supporting evidence and examples that suit your audience and purpose transitions that smoothly and clearly connect your ideas error-free grammar, including correct pronoun-antecedent agreement Save the essay as a Word document (.doc) and submit to be graded.

English II
1.3 How Does Reality Determine Personal Truth?

Activate Prior Knowledge:
Take a moment complete the chart below:

What do you know about segregation in America?

Think of a place you visited as a child and write
down as many details as you can.

240 for all 6 essays or just 1 assay?

Second one 
Write a short story about a main character who undergoes a change or learns something. If you feel your creativity is lacking, remember writing about what you know, your own personally experiences or those of your friends and family are easy to turn into an entertaining short story. Include the following elements in your short story:
A clear setting – the time and place of the story
A plot – series of events that builds to a dramatic climax
A narrator to tell the story
Effective descriptions using sensory details
Dialogue to develop the characters
Error-free grammar, including use of consistent verb tense
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3rd one 
Write a persuasive speech supporting your opinion about an issue or subject that matters to you, that you feel passionately about. Include these elements:
A clear description of the issue and a clear precise statement of your opinion- your position, or claim, about the issue or the subject
Reliable and varied evidence that supports your opinion, or claim
Arguments that acknowledge and refute opposing claims
Vivid persuasive language that appeals to your audience
A logical organization that shows the relationship among claims, counterclaims, and evidence
Error-free grammar
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4th one 
In an organized, well developed report 3 – 5 typed pages, compare Julius Caesar with one of the following assassinated leaders:
Yitzhak Rabin
Abraham Lincoln
Malcolm X
Czar Nicholas II of Russia 

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Write an analytic response to a favorite piece of literature. Analyze a poem, a play, or a story. Make sure to utilize the resources available in your lesson to prepare for your assignment.

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For this paper, you will be writing an explication of a poem 5 – 8 paragraphs. You may choose any of the poems we have read in this unit. A poetry explication is an explanation of what you believe the message of the poem is. Because you will be explaining your own personal interpretation of the poem, you will need to gather some evidence to support your ideas about the poem. The goal of an explication is to “illuminate” the meaning of the poem for other readers. First of all READ the poem. Read it several times. Read it aloud. Notice the way it looks on the page, the way the words sound when you read them aloud, and anything the words make you think about. You will probably have to look some words up in the dictionary—remember that the definition you know might not be the ONLY definition there is. Once you feel like you have formed some good initial ideas about the poem, you can begin to really examine the tools (literary devices) that the poet used to create the poem. Answer the following questions using your answers as a rough draft for your paper.
What does the title contribute to the reader’s understanding?
Who is speaking? What is the situation?
What difficult, special, unusual words does the poem contain?
What references need explaining?
How does the poem develop? Personal statement or a story?
What is the main idea of the poem?
What kind of figurative language is the poem using? What about symbolism or literary allusions?
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