SOS Language Arts 800: Unit 6- Autobiographical Excerpt: Jesse Stuart

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census
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An official counting of population.
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cistern
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A tank for holding water.
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controversies
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Disputes.
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elongated
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Lengthened; extended; narrow.
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galvanized
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Coated with rust-resistant zinc.
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prominent
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Noticeable; conspicuous.
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recitation
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The oral delivery of prepared lessons by a pupil.
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reluctantly
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Unwillingly.
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subsistence
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The means of sustenance or existence.
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tenor
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General sense; flow of meaning; a male singing voice.
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vaguely
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Without clear definition; uncertainly.
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What is the primary location of this story?
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Lonesome Valley
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What is the time period of this story?
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Early 1900s
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How does the rural setting affect what can and does happen in this story?
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~The schoolhouse is one room. ~All children grades 1 through 8 study together. ~Many of the children must help with seasonal farm work.
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What is the turning point of this story?
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the fight with Guy Hawkins
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The fight with Guy Hawkins is a turning point in the account. How does this fight affect the rest of the story?
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~Hawkins respects Stuart instead of being a disruptive force. ~Hawkins becomes a “real pupil.”
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What part of speech is this word? tenor (meaning “a male singer”)
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noun
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What part of speech is this word? elongated
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adjective
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What part of speech is this word? controversies
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noun
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What part of speech is this word? cistern
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noun
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What part of speech is this word? vaguely
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adverb
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What part of speech is this word? reluctantly
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adverb
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What part of speech is this word? prominent
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adjective
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What part of speech is this word? galvanized
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adjective
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What part of speech is this word? census
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noun
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Which are details of the teacher’s personal life?
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~His parents did not want him to go where his sister had been beaten. ~He played football in high school.
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What part of speech is this word? recitation
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noun

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