Exam Outline Assignment
1. Vocabulary & Grammar
A. Vocab (on separate flash cards)
1. Comma splices: I really like studying for exams, it’s my favorite thing to do. Correct: I really like studying for exams. It’s my favorite thing to do.
2. Fused sentences: I studied for six hours last night I almost fell asleep on my books. Correct: I studied for six hours last night. I almost fell asleep on my books.
3. Subject verb agreement: She study for her midterms, but still fails. Correct: She studies for her midterms, but still fails.
4. Sentence fragments: After the baseball game Correct: After the baseball game, we got ice cream.
5. Misused pronouns: Them bought six donuts. Correct: they bought six donuts.
6. Incorrect contractions: It isnt right. Correct: It isn’t right.
7. Misused homonyms: Tony thought he was write. Correct: Tony thought he was right.
2. Native American Literature
A. What are the characteristics of Native American literature?
a. Close identity to the natural world: In the Navajo Origin Legend, the tree shows stability and strength.
b. Kinship with animals: In Earth On Turtle’s Back, the turtle offered to carry the world on his back, helping the humans.
c. Explaining natural phenomena: Explains tracks at Mt. Shasta.
d. Spiritual beliefs: Explains how the Earth was made (Earth On Turtle’s Back)
3. Narrative Accounts: Early America/Exploration
A. What are the characteristics of historic narrative?
a. Told in chronological order: Smith’s documentation of the journey to America and dealing with the Native Americans.
b. Told in a point of view (usually first person): Bradford’s documentation.
c. Narrator expresses an opinion: Smiths’ opinion of the Native Americans.
B. What was the attitude of the authors toward Native Americans?
a. Smith saw the Native Americans as savages.
b. Bradford was accepting of the Native Americans’...