Tangerine: Writing Assignment: Paul’s Witness Account

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As a final assignment in a unit study of Edward Bloor's Tangerine, individuals assume the voice of Paul Fisher and craft the witness report Paul mentions in the final pages of the novel. A great way to assess the writer's understanding of Paul and of Bloor's themes.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide writers with the rubric at the time the assignment is given, have them use it as a checklist before submitting their paper, and ask them to include all drafts, the peer review sheet, and the rubric in their essay packet
Classroom Considerations

  • The last in a series of seven resources designed to be used with Edward Bloor's Tangerine
Pros

  • The carefully crafted assignment not only assesses readers' comprehension of the novel, but also their ability to craft a narrative that demonstrates their understanding of the themes in Bloor's tale
Cons

  • Beware the typos and usage errors on the assignment sheet