Harriet Stowe 1
Harriet Stowe 2
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Fun Facts!
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QUESTION 1 

Which phrase from the passage provides context for the meaning of the word munificent as it is used in paragraph 2?

c) "so meager was the income for the increasing household"


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QUESTION 6 

How does the structure of paragraph 5 relate to the central idea in the passage? 

a) Problem and solution demonstrates Harriet Beecher Stowe's willingness to seek solutions and work for what she wants.

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What does the word SUNSHINY in paragraph 2 most likely mean?

happy, agreeable, positive

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When taking an ELA assessment, what should you read first?

THE QUESTIONS 

and do any "right now" questions right away (any questions with a sentence in bold for you to analyze)

100

When is Miss Platt's birthday?

December 7

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QUESTION 2

Which quotation from paragraph 5 is figurative language showing Harriet Beecher Stowe's love of reading?

b) "unearthing a delicious morsel of Don Quixote"

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QUESTION 7 

Why does the author include the connection between anti-slavery actions and their consequences in paragraph 8?

b) to show how dangerous it was to live in a border state before the war

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What does the word DISINHERITED in paragraph 8 most likely mean?

loss of inheritance, being disowned by one's family

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When reading an informational text, what should you be annotating for?

unfamiliar words and THE MAIN IDEA OF EVERY PARAGRAPH

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What is my least favorite day of the week?

Yep. It's Thursday. 

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QUESTION 3 

Which is a central idea of the passage?

d) Motivated by a desire to promote anti-slavery in America, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote a novel that impacted the world.

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QUESTION 8 

read the sentence from paragraph 10: 

But Mrs. Stowe's heart burned for those in bondage. 

What is the meaning of the figurative language?

c) Harriet Beecher Stowe felt intense concern and compassion for enslaved peoples. 

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What does the word PROFUSION in paragraph 19 most likely mean?

explosion, array, bounty

300

What strategy do you use to answer vocabulary questions?

Plus the answer choices into the original sentence and see if it makes any sense.


300

What shade of green are my shelves and table painted?

It's Sage Green!

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QUESTION 4

Which quotation from the passage supports the central idea chosen in Part A?


d) "The people of the North seemed indifferent. Could she not arouse them by something she could write? One Sunday, the pattern of Uncle Tom formed itself in her mind, and, almost overcome by her feelings, she hastened home and wrote out the chapter on his death."
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QUESTION 9

Which quotation from the passage represents a claim made by the author?

d) "Her life is but another confirmation of the well-known fact, that the best work of the world is done, not by the loiterers, but by those whose hearts and hands are full of duties."

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What does the word FURNISHING in paragraph 12 most likely mean?

finishing, making more detailed, applying, building

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What percentage correct will you need in order to be proficient for ELA 8?

60%! That means you only need to get 6/10 questions correct in order to be considered proficient. You can do it!

400

Who is my favorite student?

Trick question - all of my students are my favorite!

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QUESTION 5

Select TWO quotations from the passage that support the idea that the author admires Harriet Beecher Stowe and her family. 

a) "Her mother, Roxana Beecher, was a woman whose beautiful life has been an inspiration to thousands."

e) "She has done much there for the African American people whom she helped to make free. Her home at Mandarin, with its great moss-covered oaks and profusion of flowers, is a restful and happy place after these most fruitful years."

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QUESTION 10

What advantage does the primary source offer readers with regard to the topic of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel?

a) The newspaper article summarizes authentic reactions to Harriet Beecher Stowe's successful and impactful novel.

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What does the word AGITATING in paragraph 7 most likely mean?

starting, inciting, instigating, firing up

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When a question asks, "which of these statements belongs in a summary", what are they really asking?

Which of these statements is a KEY IDEA of the passage.

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What can you ALWAYS get extra credit for in this class?

A project on ANY independent reading book I approve.


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