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Tuesday, January 10

  1. page Characters edited ... Isabel is both a round and dynamic character. Readers know a lot about what motivates Isabel a…
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    Isabel is both a round and dynamic character. Readers know a lot about what motivates Isabel and the author has fully-developed her as a character that reader's come to care about.
    Isabel is also a "dynamic" character because while she was always intelligent and strong-willed, she begins to change in the middle of the story and starts ignoring her independent nature. By the end of the story, however, she becomes stronger than she was before and finds a new will to live.
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    {curzon_12.jpg} CurzonCurzon is a character that Isabel meets when she first arrives in New York. Curzon is a round and dynamic character in the novel. The description that Isabel gives of him at their first encounter is as follows, "The boy wore a floppy red hat, his shirt sleeves rolled up to his elbow, the blue breeches of a sailor, and a pair of dusty boots." "With him standing close, I could see the gold ring in his right ear, like a pirate's, and a long thin scar that ran across the left side of his chin." Even though Curzon is a slave, he seems to have a life of his own and is passionate about advancing the Patriot's cause for liberty.Curzon is dynamic because he matures a great deal throughout the novel.
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Monday, March 18

  1. page Book Trailer edited ... You can copy and paste your link from the YouTube address where your video is located like thi…
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    You can copy and paste your link from the YouTube address where your video is located like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngJupke_qHE&feature=youtu.beor bring it to me to upload on Monday.
    DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON THE VIDEO! I cannot upload it to YouTube if your name is on it.
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    project file.
    If you are having a difficult time creating your book trailer, you can upload a PowerPoint presentation, do a Glogster, or create a Prezi
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Sunday, March 17

  1. page Research edited Directions: From your book, find one topic that interests you and write 3-5 paragraphs about it. Yo…
    Directions: From your book, find one topic that interests you and write 3-5 paragraphs about it. You need to include sources where you found your information and you cannot cut and paste; the research needs to be put into your own words.
    Slavery
    Slavery in America had its origins rooted in the ancient past. The continent of Africa had been used as a source for slaves for the Middle East and the European areas around the

    Bibliography
    Clarke, Duncan. History of Slavery in America. 1998, (89-140) Print.
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  2. page Research edited From Directions: From your book, ... it. You need need to include ... the research need…
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    Bibliography
    Clarke, Duncan. History of Slavery in America. 1998, (89-140) Print.
    Hakim, Joy. From Colonies to Country. 1993, (49-54) Print.
    Johnston, Robert D. The Making of America. 2010, (20-56) Print.

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  3. page Persuasive Techniques edited Directions: Identify, cite, and explain the context of 5 persuasive techniques used by the characte…
    Directions: Identify, cite, and explain the context of 5 persuasive techniques used by the characters/narrator/author in the book.
    EX 1: "The child wants to run ahead," Pastor explained to him. "She has kin buried there. Do you give leave for a quick visit?"
    Emotional appeal
    EX 2: "My haste is your good fortune, madam.....I must quickly conclude the matter of her estate."
    Timing-a persuasive technique that says something is only available for a limited time.

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  4. page Setting edited ... a picture that closely resembles the primary setting and explain how the setting influences th…
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    a picture that closely resembles the primary setting and explain how the setting influences the
    characters, the tone, and the mood
    The primary setting offor Chains takes place primarily inis New York city during the
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    in 1776. However, the initial setting of the book is the countryside of Rhode Island. The transition from Rhode Island to New York is a difficult one for the main character Isabel. She is used to the quiet of the countryside and has learned how to work on a farm and take care of animals. When she is moved to New York, it is difficult for her because she was not prepared the fast-paced city life. She also has to learn how to cook and clean in an entirely different way than she was used to. She misses working with animals and the peacefulness of the countryside.
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    New York during 1776.
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    New York during the American Revolution 1776. Isabel can hear the battles because some of them take place right outside her window while she is living in the Lockton mansion.
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Saturday, March 16

  1. page Persuasive Techniques edited Identify, Directions: Identify, cite, and ... by the characters/narrator/author characters/…
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  2. page Narrative edited Write Directions: Write a short ... event that occurred occurred in the book. I couldn't…
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    I couldn't believe this was happening; I couldn't believe that I let it happen, but what could I do? How could this man say that there was no will? Mrs. Mary Finch said we would be freed upon her death. I saw her will. She had taught me to read and I knew what the words on the page had said. I read it with my own eyes. We were supposed to be set free....how could this be happening to me and Ruth?
    We had stayed by her side while she was dying. We were the ones who had brought her food and cared for her. Ruth and I could have run away while she was sleeping, but we stayed by her side caring for her. Her nephew was lying and the pastor knew it, but he did nothing. How could he call himself a pastor and allow this man to lie. Hadn't he known about the will too? Yes, Yes he had. He was no pastor; he was nothing. Mrs. Mary Finch wouldn't have wanted this; God wouldn't have wanted this. I hated him just as much as I hated Mrs. Finch's deceitful nephew. I looked down at the ground. The air around me turned cool as the water behind my eyes began to spill out.
    I couldn't speak. I told them, I told them before about the lawyer that had the copy of the will. They didn't believe me....or they didn't care. There was no justice here. I was angry at them; I was angry at myself. I had believed in her words and I had believed we were going to be free. The thought of freedom had lifted my soul and had made my steps lighter. Now I felt like a stone, heavy and unable to move. I couldn’t even look at Ruth. I squeezed her hand; it was all I could do.

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  3. page Mood and Tone edited Explain Directions: Explain how the ... 5 specific examples examples (copy word ... that …
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    EX 1: "The best time to talk to ghosts is just before the sun comes up. That's when they can hear us true, Momma said." (52)
    Tone: The author creates a supernatural tone nostalgic tone in this passage.
    Mood: The mood is dark and wistful in the reader because they are sad for Isabel.
    EX 2: "I don't have much time," I told the grass-covered grave. "Where do you want us to go? What should we do?" (78)
    Tone: The author creates an sense of urgency through the short, hurried questions that Isabel is asking.
    Mood: The mood is the reader is urgent- we want Isabel to get a response, but we know she won't.
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