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  1. Monday, November 12 1. Author's style - pg 96 2. Marian Anderson background 3. Read Marian Anderson pg. 98-103 HW - vocab squares (pg 96) due Weds., whatever you don't finish in class today due tomorrow Grab a book from the front & a Reading Log from the back. Reading Logs due after Turkey Break (11/26).

  2. Author Style Diction - word choice *connotation (feelings) * difficult/simple, abstract/concrete, old-fashioned/modern, etc. Syntax - sentence structure, org. of words *length & order of sentences *short & punchy vs. long & twisty Our Job 1. describe the diction & syntax 2. explain its effect on the reader

  3. Organizational Structure * How does the author organize the information? ·chronological (time) ·compare/contrast ·cause & effect ·problem/solution ·sequence (steps in a process) ·spatial (describing how something is seen, also known as descriptive) ·main idea & detail

  4. Marian Anderson: Famous Concert Singer pages 98-103

  5. Reading Assignment - pages 98-103 ·Divide into groups. Read the ENTIRE article. ·Summarize your section. ·Answer the questions below: 1. In this biography, the narrator describes the reality of racial segregation practices during the 1930's & 1940's. How did Marian Anderson's career help expose the truth about racism during this time? Use at least 2 details from the text to support your answer. 2. Describe two ways Hughes' biography of Marian Anderson differs from Maya Angelou's autobiography regarding their WRITING STYLE. 3. What organizational structure does Hughes' use?