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Assessment 2

posted Jul 13, 2016, 6:37 AM by Linsey Rose   [ updated Jul 13, 2016, 7:51 AM ]


Answer each short answer question on a separate sheet of paper.

1.Choose one theme: hope, difference, belonging, or friendship. Trace its development through the novel so far.


2.What does it take for the kids to warm up to Jesus Boy? What do you think of this plot development?


Choose one writing prompt. Respond in a three to five paragraph essay.  

3.Frannie and Sean play a game where they have to describe a word in a way that you can hear it. (p. 53) Choose a word randomly from the Dictionary. Then, write paragraphs that makes the reader hear the word.


4.Reflect on the lessons that your family has tried to teach you. Write down a list of lessons and who told them to you. Which are the most important to you? Which lessons do you try to live by?

Answer the questions about the poem by Emily Dickenson.

God gave a loaf to every bird,

But just a crumb to me,

I dare not eat it, though I starve—

My poignant luxury

To own it, touch it, prove the feat

That made the pellet mine—

Too happy in my sparrow chance

For ampler coveting.


It might be famine all around,

I could not miss an ear,

Such plenty smiles upon my board,

My garner shows so fair.

I wonder how the rich may feel—

An Indianman—an Earl?

I deem that I with but a crumb

Am sovereign of them all.


5. How does Dickenson use language to impact the reader in this poem?





6. What is a “sparrow chance”?






7. What is this poem about? What is the message for the reader?

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