Past Lessons

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tonight's Homework

a short story
by Cynthia Rylant

Your Task
Write a 1-Paragraph essay based on the question below.

What are some reasons this story could be considered a Coming of Age story. Use text based details to prove your point.

·       Put a complete heading on your paper.
·       Include a title for your essay.
·       Be sure to use proper structure for a single paragraph essay.
·       Include a topic sentence that has the title, genre, and author included in it.  (see example below)
·       Include 3 text-based details that support your topic sentence and explain them.
·       Be sure to restate your topic sentence at the end.

Joe Student                                                        9-17-03
Period __                                                             Eng. 8, Mr. DeGrandis

                                       Strange and Shy

   The girl in the short story, “Checkouts” by Cynthia Rylant,

 will not make friends easily because she is too shy, can’t

accessorize and is just plain odd.  First of all…

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