10th Grade Literary Text Analysis: Homeschool Assignment

Instructor: Megan Sarkisian
This assignment allows students to analyze two descriptive paragraphs from a short story of their choosing, paying particular attention to the development of character, setting, and theme. Students then present their analysis in a short essay.

Assignment Instructions for Students

Choose a short story from this course, or another you have read recently. Find two descriptive paragraphs within that story and annotate examples of how the writer has developed character, setting and/or themes within those paragraphs. Then write a short (300-400 word) essay analyzing the writer's use of those features in the story.

Assignment Rubric for Parents

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