Wednesday, 12/10/14

Just like Drake says to Nicki: I’m so, I’m so, I’m so, I’m so, I’m so proud of you.

drake and nicki

Your attention and work from the first section of Kindred have been excellent, and today is your chance to do some writing on your website about what we’ve read so far.  You have many choices for this assignment, so follow the steps below once we get to the computer lab, and select one prompt to respond to, OR, if you are feeling honors-y today, select two!

  1. Sign into your WordPress websites.
  2. Create a new post and title it, “Kindred Reflection: Prologue, The River, and The Fire.”
  3. Select one of the prompts listed below, paste it into your post, and respond to it.
  4. Choose a picture to go along with your reflection and add it to your post.
  5. If you finish early, you may choose to select a second prompt for honors credit and complete steps 3 and 4 for that prompt as well, in the same post.

Prompt Options:

  • Pretend you are Kevin.  Write about what happened in your new apartment when you and Dana were shelving books.  Include what you saw, what she said happened, how you feel about it, and what you think might happen next.
  • Pretend you are Rufus.  Write about what has happened so far, including your memories from when you were four or five years old, drowning in the river, and your thoughts and questions about Dana’s current “visit” when you were lighting the draperies on fire.  You may want to include details about your relationship with your father and mother in your response.
  • Pretend you are Rufus’s mother.  Describe what happened at the river, including what you were doing, what you saw, and what you think about it.
  • Pretend you are Dana.  Describe what has happened to you so far, including what questions you have and what guesses you’ve made about what is going on.  Include your reactions to things Rufus, Rufus’s parents, and Kevin have said and done.
  • Choose five new words you’ve learned so far in this book and write a summary of what has happened, correctly using all five words in context.
  • Write the next scene of the book.  Knowing what you know about what calls Dana to the past, and what brings her back to the present, create a scene in which Rufus needs Dana’s help, and include dialogue between the two of them (and other characters if you’d like) that advances the plot forward in some way.
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