English II: “What of This Goldfish Would You Wish?”

Read the following (if haven’t done so already in class):

  • Background information on author
  • Read the story (Collections – pgs. 3-8)

Character Chart Activity

  • Go to pg. 9 in Collections textbook
  • You will be answering all questions about Sergei Goralick
  • On front of white paper:
    • Answer and address all of the questions in the “Character Traits” column
      • What does the character say?
        • What does this reveal?
      • How does the character act?
        • What does this reveal?
      • What does the character think?
        • What does this reveal?
      • How does he or she interact with other characters?
        • What does this reveal?
      • Explanations of each question may be found in the textbook.
    • Provide three (3) pieces of direct evidence from the text
      • Directly quote and cite
      • Explain what this means
  • On back of white paper:
    • Answer and address all of the questions in the “Character Motivations” column
      • What does the character value?
      • What does the character want?
        • Does he or she want conflicting things?
      • What does the character believe?
      • What does the character fear?
    • Provide two (2) pieces of direct evidence
      • Directly quote and cite

Paper assignment for “What of This Goldfish”

3 Wishes Writing Assignment

Rough outline for the paper and process:

  • ALL of this will be done in Google Docs
  • Pre-writing due at the end of class on Friday (9/11) — Paper copy provided
  • Work on pre-writing and drafting over the weekend
  • Drafting Monday (9/14) in class
  • Rough Draft due at beginning of  class Wednesday (9/16)
  • Peer Editing Wednesday (9/16)
  • Final Draft due Friday (9/18)
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