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Reading assignment
Over the summer you were asked to read Isaac’s Storm, by Erik Larson as a “Get Ahead” suggestion. If you have completed the reading then your assignment is to analyze these aspects of the book.  If you did not to the reading during the summer you will need to complete the reading prior to attempting the assignment. (1) Identify and explain the author's thesis statement; (2) explain the author's main points; and

(3) provide a critical analysis and
(4) provide on a separate piece of paper 5 typed upper level thinking questions to discuss in Socratic Seminar format. This critical analysis paper should be typed and carefully edited. Be as detailed as possible and be ready to discuss various aspects of the book in class. Your final product should be assembled or stapled in this order and ready to turn in on the September 6th.

From Merriam Webster’s Dictionary (http://www.merriam-webster.com) Critical – exercising or involving careful judgment or judicious evaluation Analysis - the separation and identification of the parts of a whole

To help you organize your thoughts, plan your outline, and construct your critical analysis, you may visit any of these helpful web pages. http://www2.selu.edu/Academics/Faculty/elejeune/critique.htm http://owl.waol.org/handouts/critique.pdf

http://www.hws.edu/academics/ctl/pdf/critique.pdf
http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/ctlt/students/resources/critanal.pdf

Your final product should be assembled or stapled in this order and ready to turn in on the September 6th. 1. Cover sheet – Your Name, Pre-AP World Geography, Issac’s Storm Critical Analysis 2. The author’s thesis statement and supporting main points in outline format 3. 250-500 word critique (this is NOT a summary – see above) 4. 5 questions typed to discuss in Socratic Seminar – questions should be in “how” or “why” format – separate sheet of paper Bring your Isaac’s Storm book to class with you and be...
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