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What Event Does Sobel Explain In This Expository Essay

 

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ACTIVITY 1: (10 pts) (RI 4) (RI 2) (RI d4) (L 2)

Reading:  The Spider and the Wasp by Alexander Petrunkevitch 

Complete Literary Analysis Expository Essay 1-2

  1. What phenonmenon does Petrunkevitch explain in his expository essay? How does the essay help readers see the difference between instinct and intelligence?
  2. Describe the diction in and the tone of the essay. Support your answer with analysis of specific word choices.

Complete Reading Skill 1-2
1. Make a chart to identify the main, or central, ideas and the supporting details in the essay. In each category, write the author's main idea about the topic in your own words. Then, find and record supporting details for each main idea.

2. In your own words, summarize the essay. (1 double-spaced paragraph)

Complete Vocabulary Acquisition and Use 1-6
Write a one-sentence answer to each question. Then, explain how the meaning of the underlined word helped you.

1. What is one instinct that all dogs have?
2. At what time do you customarily wake up?
3. How do scientists decide if two spiders belong to distinct species?
4. What fabric do you think has a lot of tactile appeal?
5. What traits make a grizzly bear a formidable creature?
6. Would a surprise party be effective in evoking a positive response?

Word Study
Use the context of the sentences and what you know about the Latin roots --tact-- and --tang-- to explain your answers.
1. Why is it important for scientists to have tangible evidence?
2. Is someone who has tact in touch with the feelings of others?


ACTIVITY 2:
 (10 pts) (RI 4) (RI 2) (L 3)

Reading:  Longitude by Dava Sobel 

Complete Expository Essay 1-2

  1. What event does Sobel explain in this expository essay? Briefly explain how she uses facts about astronomy and navigation to help readers understand the significance of this event.
  2. Describe the diction in and the tone of the essay. Support your answer with analysis of specific word choices

Complete Reading Skill: Main Idea 1-2
1. Using a chart identify the main, or central, ideas and the supporting details in the essay.
2. In your own words, summarize the essay.

Complete Vocabulary Acquisition and Use 1-6
Write a one-sentence answer to each question. Then, explain how the meaning of the underlined word helped you.

1. What might a room look like if it is haphazardly decorated?
2. Has he derived a correct conclusion if he was missing information?
3. What is the configuration of the desks in your classroom?
4. Do you think anyone is truly impervious to criticism?
5. How could you determine if two streets converge?
6. What tone would you find at a debate over a contested election?

Word Study
Use the context of the sentences and what you know about the Latin root --fig-- to explain your answer to each question.

1. If a room becomes transfigured, will it look different?
2. What are you doing if you reconfigure a chart?


ACTIVITY 3: (5 pts) (L 3)
Complete Conventions

A direct object is a noun or pronoun that receives the action of an action verb. An indirect object is used with a direct object and names the person or thing that something is given to or done for.

Practice A
Identify the verb and direct and indirect objects in each sentence. Then, tell whether each object is a direct object or an indirect object.

  1. Tarantulas attack insects.
  2. Digger wasps give tarantulas a sting.
  3. A spider's hair throws the brain impulses.
  4. The wasp attaches her egg to the spider.
  5. The writer told us the story of the spider and the wasp.


Practice B
Identify the action verb and direct object in each sentence below. Then, rewrite each sentence, adding an indirect object, if possible.

  1. The author's father bought a ball.
  2. The sailors showed the compass.
  3. Harrison presented a clock.
  4. The king granted the prize money.
  5. Astronomers gave the results of their long research study.


ACTIVITY 4:
 (10 pts) (W 2e)

Complete Writing

Write a business letter in which you imagine that you are either a scientist requesting funds to do more research on tarantulas and wasps, or John Harrison explaining your invention to King George III. Click here to see the  Format for a Business Letter . Maintain an objective style and formal tone appropriate for a business letter and for your audience and purpose.

If you choose "The Spider and the Wasp," follow these suggestions:

  1. Explain why tarantulas and wasps are of scientific interest, and summarize what we currently know, as reported by Petrunkevitch.
  2. Tell what mysteries could be solved with additional research.


If you choose "Longitude," follow these suggestions:

  1. Briefly describe your clock and explain how it determines longitude.
  2. Mention the resistance you have met from the Royal Society

**Note: Your letter should be in the 2 to 3 paragraph range, double-spaced.


ACTIVITY 5: (10 pts) (SL 4) (L 3)

Complete Speaking and Listening Comprehension and Collaboration

Write a humorous persuasive speech in which you encourage your audience to view wasps and tarantulas as pets, or propose moving the prime meridian to your hometown. Approx. 3 to 5 paragraphs, double-spaced.

This should be multi-paragraphs, approx. 3 to 5. Double-spaced.

1. Plan humorour approaches to meet your audience's interests.
2. Formulate a clear thesis--the mainidea you want to get across.
3. Support your ideas with facts, examples, and reasons.
4. Address specific concerns your audience may have, anticipating and answering any objections.
5. Choose effective language. Slang might seem contemporary, but formal language might command respect. Use figurative language such as similes, metaphors, or imagery to make your message vivid.

Complete Speaking and Listening- Comprehension and Collaboration- Note:  the assignment asks you to “Deliver a humorous persuasive speech.”  However, you can write your humorous persuasive speech and submit via the drop box.  (SL 4) (L3)  (10 pts)
 
ACTIVITY 6: (10 pts) (RI 3) (L 6)

Reading:  The Sun Parlor by Dorothy West

Complete Literary Analysis 1-2

  1. Create a chart and then analyze West's use of the sun parlor as a focus for her reflective essay. For each detail you list, explain its connection to the sun parlor.
  2. Explain what point the author makes through the feelings and events she connect with the sun parlor. Explain how she organizes details in her essay to build toward this point.

Complete Reading Skill 1-3
1. Reread the first six paragraphs. What is the topic of this section? What is the main idea? What details support it?
2. What is the next main idea you find in the essay? Identify three supporting details that develop this idea.
3. After reading the essay, identify one further question you have. Where could you look to find the answer?

Complete Vocabulary Acquisition and Use 1-6
For each sentence, write a new sentence with the same meaning using a word from the list below.

Vocabulary 

  •  Lavished
  • Rejuvination
  • Cajoling
  • Subordinate
  • Convalesce
  • Succinct 
  1. I gave in to my brother's wheedling and lent him my new game.
  2. The lesser-known actors must share a dressing room.
  3. They showered praise on us for our successful fund drive.
  4. The complete recovery of her knee after surgery was a wonder.
  5. After she broke her leg, my sister had to stay home for a month to regain her strength and health.
  6. He is a good debater because his responses are clear and brief.

Word Study
Use the context of the sentences and what you know about the Latin prefix suc-- to explain your answer to each question.
1. If books you requested from the library arrive in succession, will you receive them all at the same time?
2. Will a person with strong willpower easily succumb to others?

 
ACTIVITY 7: (10 pts) (RI 3) (L 6)

Reading:  from In Commemoration: One Million Volumes by Rudolfo A. Anaya

Complete Literary Analysis 1-2

1. Create a chart to analyze Anaya's use of libraries as a focus for his reflective essay. For each detail you list, explain its connection to libraries.
2. Choose an item from your chart, and explain its association with something endless--an uncountable number, for example. What truth about imagination does the item illustrate? Explain how Anaya organizes details to develop this idea.

Complete Reading Skill 1-3
1. Reread up to the paragraph that begins, "But a million books?" What is the topic of this section? What is the main idea? What details support it?
2. What is the next main idea you find in this essay? Identify three supporting details for the idea.
3. After reading the essay, identify one further question you have. Where could you look to find the answer?

Complete Vocabulary Acquisition and Use 1-6
For each sentence, write a new sentence with the same meaning using a word from the vocabulary list below:

 Vocabulary

  • Infinite
  • Inherent
  • Paradox
  • Dilapidated
  • Enthralls
  • Poignant


1. Getting wet is a rish that is a built-in part of boating.
2. Their reunion was very emotion and touching.
3. My broken-down old bike is dangerous to ride.
4. That comic book is wildly interesting to him.
5. When she takes care of her little brother, her patience is endless.
6. It seemed like a contradiction that she loved to grow vegetables but did not like to eat them.

Word Study
Use the context of the sentences and what you know about the Greek prefix para-- to explain your answer to each question.

1. Would two parallel boards be crossing or touching each other?
2. Should you postpone a task of paramount importance?

 

ACTIVITY 1: (10 pts) (RI 3) (L 4b) (W 1)

Reading:  How to Use a Compass and  GPS Quickstart Guide 

Complete Comparing Functional Texts 1-2

  1. Critique the logic of the sequence of information in the technical directions. Explain which aspects of the structure help clarify information and which, if any, might cause readers to be confused. Do the same for the user's guide. Compare the structures of the two documents. Explain which is more logically structured and why.
  2. Using your knowledge of the word "aligns" and of word patterns, explain the meanings of these words: aligned and alignment. Use each word in a sentence that reveals its meaning.

ACTIVITY 2: (10 pts) (RL 7) (RI 4) (W 2) (W 2a)

Reading:  A Toast to the Oldest Inhabitant: The Weather of New England by Mark Twain (you will need to click on one of the links to open the reading, I find the HTML link works well, but you can use the other links as well) and  The Dog that Bit People by James Thurber

Complete Comparing Humorous Writing 1-3

  1. Find an example of hyperbole in each work. Find an example of understatement in each work. Compare Twain's and Thurber's use of these devices, explaining which device each writer uses most.
  2. Which author treats a potentially serious subject lightly? Which treats an ordinary subject with exaggerated seriousness? How do the forms --essay and speech-- shape the way ideas are presented? Give examples.
  3. Find an example of satire in each essay. Identify the type of person satirized in each. Do you think satirizing such people is fair or justified? Explain.

 


 ACTIVITY 3: (10 pts) (RI 6) (RI 8) (L 5)

Reading:  Keep Memory Alive by Elie Wiesel and  Nobel Lecture by Alexander Solzhenitsyn 

Complete Literary Analysis: Persuasive Writing and Rhetorical Devices 1-3

  1. Identify the central argument in Wiesel's persuassive speech, and summarize his point of view.
  2. What rhetorical devices does Wiesel use in his speech? Examples may include: repetition, parallelism, slogans or saws, and rhetorical questions.
  3. What assumptions does Wiesel make about a person's obligation to the community? Discuss whether you agree with the assumptions.

Complete Reading Skill: Evaluate Persuasion 1-2:

1. Wiesel says, "Because if we forget, we are guilty, we are accomplices." What are his reasons for making the claim? Explain whether there are any important facts he has not taken into account. Is the claim logical? Why or why not?
2. Use your answers to evaluate this claim. Consider the rhetorical power of Wiesel's statement as well as the support he gives.  

Complete Vocabulary Acquisition and Use 1-3:

Words that have similar meanings are called synonyms. Words that have opposite meanings are called antonyms. Explain whether each word pair contains synonyms or antonyms. Then, write a sentence using both words.

1. presumptuous, modest
2. transcends, exceeds
3. accomplices, collaborators

Word Study
Use the context of the sentence and what you know about the Latin root --scend-- to explain your answer to each question.

1. Are you going uphill or downhill as you ascend a mountain.
2. If a person is a descendant of a mayor, are the two related?


 ACTIVITY 4: (10 pts) (RI 6) (RI 8) (L 5)

Complete Literary Analysis 1-3:

  1. Identify the central argument in and main purpose of Solzhenitsyn's persuasive speech.
  2. What rhetorical devices does  Solzhenitsyn use to emphasize his message and achieve his purpose? Use a chart to analyze examples.
  3. What assumptions does Solzhenitsyn make about the rights of individuals as opposed to the dictates of the state? Discuss whether you agree with his assumptions.

Complete Reading Skill 1-2:
1. Solzhenitsyn writes, "Once lies have been dispelled...hollow violence will collapse." Explain his reasons for making the claim. Explain whether there are any important facts he has not taken into account. Explain whether the claim is logical.
2. Evaluate Solzhenitsyn's claim. In your answer, consider the rhetorical power of the statement as well as the support he gives.

Complete Vocabulary Acquistion and Use 1-6:
Words with the same or similar meanings are synonyms. Words with opposite meanings are antonyms. Explain whether each item contains synonyms or antonyms. Then, write a sentence using both words.

1. reciprocity, independence
2. inexorably, avoidably
3. oratory, rhetoric
4. aggregate, total
5. jurisdiction, authority
6. condemn, approve

Word Study
Use the context of the sentences and what you know about the Latin root --jur-- to explain your answer to each question.

1. Would you expect to see a jury in a courtroom or in a gymnasium?
2. Why would it be a bad idea to commit perjury during a trial?

ACTIVITY 5: (5 pts) (L 3)

An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjectivem or another adverb.

Practice A
Underline the adverb in each sentence. Tell whether its form is positive, comparative, or superlative.

1. Of all the writers, Wiesel spoke most convincingly.
2. He wrote powerfully about the concentration camps.
3. Wiesel painfully recalled his experiences during World War II.
4. We must be stronger than the person who wants to hurt us.

Practice B
Rewrite each sentence, replacing each positive adverb with either a comparative or a superlative adverb. You may need to add words to the sentences.

1. Solzhenitsyn wrote passionately.
2. The Russian government searched often for dissenting voices.
3. A courageous author writes truthfully.
4. Dedicated writers work diligently at uniting people.

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Analyze This (1999)


What could possibly happen to a mob boss that would make him unable to torture his enemies and lead his family of mobster? Well, let us analyze this using modern psychology and see. The movie Analyze This contains some subtle points that I would like to analyze myself. The first is two similarities between the two characters portrayed by Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro. Then we will look at how the role of fatherhood forms two distinct parts of the movie. Finally we will see with what conclusion the movie ends.

Notable similarities


One of two very interesting comparisons between Paul Vitti and Dr. Ben Sobel is that they both have/had fathers in whose respective professions they followed in. Sobel seems overshadowed by his own father’s success as a psychiatrist and Vitti is determined not to die the same way his father did. Another similarity is that both have hit a dead end in their professions. While Vitti can no longer function as a ruthless mob boss because of underlying issues with his father, Sobel is sick and tired of treating boring patients with insignificant problems.

Unresolved father issues


Vitti’s father was a mob boss who was murdered before his son’s eyes. During the movie, there seems to be some hints of Sobel replacing Vitti as a father figure. Vitti has a dream that he as a father wakes up to a crying baby and gives him milk—only to realize that the milk is black. Sobel also has a dream where he and Vitti stop to buy fruit in Italy (a re-enacted scene from The Godfather). Sobel is shot and killed in the street by rival mobsters and Vitti is left crying, “Papa! Papa!”

Career improvements


At the end of the movie, Vitti decides that he doesn’t want to pass on a criminal legacy to his own son, and therefore gets out of his life of crime. Sobel also stops giving his patients textbook advice, and instead opts for a more unorthodox approach of telling them what they need to hear rather than what they want to hear.

Once their issues have been resolved, Vitti and Sobel remain friends due to the strange bond they have formed. Sobel no longer feels undermined by his father because he too is on his way to becoming a huge success. His new client, Vitti, will push up his reputation to new heights as a psychiatrist. Vitti in turn has also resolved his issues with his dead father, and although in prison for 18 months, continues to search for mental wellbeing through therapy.