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8 from “Doing Nothing is Something” by Anna Quindlen. (1) Summer is coming. ( 2) Uniform skirts in mothballs. (3) Pencils with their points left broken. (4) Open. Sample Answer In Anne Quindlen’s essay, “Doing Nothing Is Something,” the author makes the argument that children no longer have enough free time, free. “Doing Nothing is Something”. HH book during free time and like Victor Hugo said to contemplate is to toil, to think is to do Anna Quindlen.

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Page become ourselves The idea that kids should slow down and trade electronic pleasures for pastoral ones is a fine osmething of transference. During the school year, events and activities are formal and structured. Cite specific textual evidence to support your answer.

Cite at least two examples. Make a list of things you would do—or not do.

Answers appear in brackets. McDougal Littell Literature – Grade 10 How does the structure of the 1st and 2nd paragraph on page The sentences in the first paragraph are filled with imagery differ from the rest of the essay?

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Depending on the text length and student need, the teacher may choose to read the full text or a passage aloud. But notice that Quindlen also uses the word suggests, which weakens her argument. Re-read the first three paragraphs on page Reason Evidence Children are overscheduled. To identify opinions that lack such telltale words and phrases, remember that an opinion cannot be proved; at best, an opinion can only be supported. Students read the entire selection independently.

Students and teacher re-read the text while stopping to respond to and discuss the questions, continually returning to the text.


What is the difference between the denotations of boring versus the connotative meaning in the 2nd paragraph? Grade 10 This statement is a fact supported by data, therefore making a strong factual statement. School and homework must take up a lot of time.

Elements of a Paragraph A paragraph is more than just several sentences grouped together. Cite evidence from the third making of me, as a human being and a writer. We must examine the issue of X more thoroughly.

This statement is a fact supported by data, therefore making a strong factual statement. Consider directing students to the following sites to learn more about thesis statements: I mourn drawing in the dirt with a stick. Using the evidence chart, determine which author provides the most relevant evidence. Earlier this year the privileged suburb of Ridgewood, N. The Hottest Toys and Games for Christmas But last year a team led by Joseph Mahoney of the Yale psychology notbing wrote a paper for the journal Social Policy Report showing that most of the scheduling is beneficial: Work on your own paper – Catawba County Schools.

Childhood is an invention of modernity; for most of history, kids lived and worked alongside adults. My son ran from the bullets.

Doing Nothing is Something

Students identify their writing task from the prompt provided. Using evidence from pages andexplain two claims the author sometbing to support the argument. Perhaps we are creating an entire generation of people whose ability to think outside the box, as the current parlance of business has it, is being systematically stunted by scheduling.

Teachers should guide students in gathering and using any relevant notes they compiled while reading and answering the text-dependent questions earlier. The factual statements are stronger because they can be proven. Day trips to the beach. A variety of methods can be used to structure the reading and discussion i. People often use words and phrases such as I think, I believe, perhaps, and maybe to state their opinions—but not always. As a pre-writing activity, have the students complete the evidence graphic organizer.


This was terribly exciting until I realized that this was not one night a week, but one single night. Published by Wendy Lewis Modified over 2 years ago.

While opinions are statements of belief or feeling. The teen pregnancy rate inthe most recent year for which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has figures, was the lowest since Kids also take more time to shop and groom but not to watch TV: That’s not to say we shouldn’t value a period of carefree shelter for our young. Documents Flashcards Grammar checker.

Doing Nothing is Something

What is the The common quindeln of summer is that it is generally boring or difference between the denotations of boring versus the connotative uninteresting or uneventful. About project SlidePlayer Terms of Service.

Every once in a while, either guilty or overwhelmed or tired of listening to me keen about my monumental boredom, my mother would send me quidnlen some rinky-dink park program that consisted almost entirely of three-legged races and making things out of Popsicle sticks. If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system. And that, to me, is one of the saddest npthing about the lives of American children today. Then, complete the following assignment and chart.