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Reading Non-Western Memoirs


SSR stands for self-selected reading and for sustained silent reading.  Our SSR project will focus on non-western memoirs and autobiographies.  Memoirs are narrative autobiographies composed of the author’s reflections on his or her personal experiences.  You will need to choose a memoir written by a non-western author that is over 200 pages in length.  You can either choose one of the books listed below or select a memoir of your choice.  Once you have decided upon a book, complete the attached form for approval.  You will be responsible for obtaining a copy of the text.  Your teacher has a number of copies of the texts listed below as do the school and township libraries. 


You will need to bring your SSR book to class every Friday.  We will begin class each Friday by silently reading our books for the first 15 minutes.  You will receive points each Friday for bringing your selected text and for completing a reader's journal following our in class reading.   

After reading your SSR novel, you will be asked to put together a 20-minute presentation of your book reflecting on the literary techniques, themes, and structure of the text.  Groups will teach their novels to the class, focusing particular attention on a cultural tradition presented in the text.  Presentations will take place on October 29-31, 2012.   We will cover what should be included in your presentations and you will have time in class to prepare for your presentations later this quarter. 


The SSR project will be completed in six weeks time.  You will not have enough time in class to finish reading your text, so you will need to devote some time outside of class to complete your reading.  





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