Warm up: Verb Phrases and helping/auxiliary verbs
Class brainstorm of themes found in relation to early American identity. We came up with the following themes: education, religion, government, perseverance, family values, gender roles, and survival. You may have come up with some others as well.
Make a tree map. Each of our three texts are a branch (Plymouth Plantation, The Scarlet Letter, The Whistle). Under each, list which themes you can see in the text. Circle one theme from the list that you feel you could write about.
Create a new tree map with the theme you chose. List two of the texts that you found your theme in. Find 3 quotes from each that you can infer your theme from. For example, if my theme was education, I could include a quote from "Of Plymouth Plantation" about Squanto teaching the Pilgrims how to grow corn.
If you didn't finish finding quotes today, have at least one quote per text ready for tomorrow.
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