What are the elements of a national literature? – the expression of a nations mind in writing What are the characteristics of early American literature? – Who were America’s earliest writers and what were their concerns? – Thomas Paine, Phillis wheatley, brad street What can you learn from primary sources about early life in the colonies? – What are the elements of persuasive writing?-
What arguments for or against the use of Native American mascots exist? What does the poetry of colonial America show us about the period? – How does the structure of a poem affect its meaning? – depending on how something is read or written it can be sent across in a different manner What do Puritan sermons reveal about the pressure of colonial life? – it was hard What were some primary tenets of Puritan beliefs? They wanted complete speration from all religion. What genres does American literature include?
What historical insights can an autobiography impart? –
How can the written word lead to revolution? – persuasive writing and aggressive writing can lead to argument which can lead to war What elements make persuasive writing effective? It help change the mind of the reading helping them to see things in a different light How is the Declaration of Independence structured?- it was structured like a poem How much time should I devote to the writing process during a timed test? – just enough time to think about what you’re going to write and how you’re going to write it What strategies can I use to improve my confidence writing under time constraints? – thinking ahead of time about what you’re going to write about and knowing how to word it