Developing a personal response to a short story: Ten Minutes’ Musing by Alice Dunbar Nelson

This lesson, we will work on developing a personal response to the short story Ten Minutes’ Musing. We will consider and evaluate different interpretations of the story and use them to formulate our own critical response. You will need a pen and paper.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which words below could be used to describe the mob of boys?
chaotic
savage
bored
excitable
uncontrollable
calm

1/5

Q2.Which subject terminology might you use when analysing this quotation: "Nearly every boy in the school was in that seething, swarming mass,"

2/5

Q3.Select the correct definition of a polysyndetic list.

3/5

Q4.Which subject terminology might you use when analysing this quotation: “It was a mob that screamed and howled, and kicked, and yelled, and shouted, and perspired, and squirmed…”

4/5

Q5.True or false?
The boys are calm and skilful with the ball
Some boys are standing on the sides, screaming and laughing.
They boys seem out of control but purposeful.

5/5

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which words below could be used to describe the mob of boys?
chaotic
savage
bored
excitable
uncontrollable
calm

1/5

Q2.Which subject terminology might you use when analysing this quotation: "Nearly every boy in the school was in that seething, swarming mass,"

2/5

Q3.Select the correct definition of a polysyndetic list.

3/5

Q4.Which subject terminology might you use when analysing this quotation: “It was a mob that screamed and howled, and kicked, and yelled, and shouted, and perspired, and squirmed…”

4/5

Q5.True or false?
The boys are calm and skilful with the ball
Some boys are standing on the sides, screaming and laughing.
They boys seem out of control but purposeful.

5/5

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Developing a personal response: Quiz

Complete the questions below to check your understanding.

Q1.Who wrote the story, Ten Minutes’ Musing?

1/5

Q2.What does “musing” mean?

2/5

Q3.Who narrates the story?

3/5

Q4.Which of the statements below is true? (Choose one.)

4/5

Q5.What words could you use to describe this rhetorical question? “Did you ever stop to see the analogy between a game of football and the interesting little game called life which we play every day?”
reflective
thoughtful
terrifying
random

5/5

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Quiz:

Developing a personal response: Quiz

Complete the questions below to check your understanding.

Q1.Who wrote the story, Ten Minutes’ Musing?

1/5

Q2.What does “musing” mean?

2/5

Q3.Who narrates the story?

3/5

Q4.Which of the statements below is true? (Choose one.)

4/5

Q5.What words could you use to describe this rhetorical question? “Did you ever stop to see the analogy between a game of football and the interesting little game called life which we play every day?”
reflective
thoughtful
terrifying
random

5/5

Lesson summary: Developing a personal response to a short story: Ten Minutes’ Musing by Alice Dunbar Nelson

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