Two Kinds by Amy Tan



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Two Kinds by Amy Tan





  1. Norman Rockwell Pictures – Writing Practice:




    Picture #1

    Picture # 2

    Picture # 3

    What do you see?












    What does it mean?












  2. Writing Connection –

    1. How does this relate to writing essays about stories, novels, or plays?

How are pictures and stories alike? Brainstorm with your partner.

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What do you see?

What does it mean?








Essay Prompt:

Write a 500-word essay evaluating Jing-mei’s actions. Do Jing-mei’s actions seem appropriate for a girl her age and for her situation? What do you think about the way Jing-mei reacts to her mother? What does she think her mother wants? What does she want for herself? Support your opinions (CM=Commentary) with details/examples (CD=Concrete Details) of the story.


1.) Pre-write/brainstorming:

Journal – ANSWER EACH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS –




Question

Answer - Commentary

Concrete Detail – What evidence do you base your answer on?

Do Jing-mei’s actions seem appropriate for a girl her age and for her situation?








What do you think about the way Jing-mei reacts to her mother?









What does she think her mother wants?








What does she want for herself?









2.) Based on your brainstorming, write a thesis:

It should answer the question, how do you evaluate Jing-mei’s actions?



Thesis: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Now write a 500-word essay essay (introduction, two body paragraphs based on above brain storming, conclusion) evaluating Jing-mei’s action in the story Two Kinds by Amy Tan. This needs to be typed and in MLA format.


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