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Grades 9–12 ELA Activity Set 1: Ripped from the Headlines and More

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Sharpen your writing, language, critical thinking, and reading skills with these instructional resources, designed for at-home learning. Keep checking back for new resources posted each week!

Resource 1: Ripped from the Headlines—COVID-19 Response

Should the United States lock down in response to infectious disease? Read views on both sides, and then decide for yourself. Share your perspective in a well-supported argument.

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Resource 2: Analyze a Short Story—“Dead Man’s Turn”

Read the short story "Dead Man's Turn." Pay attention to the descriptions of the setting and the main character's state of mind. Then, analyze the writer's craft by answering the questions.

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