Figure 74: Sample Passage from Steinbeck’s “Chrysanthemums” (2nd Paragraph)

Below is an excerpt that falls under the comment “Analysis.”

You may access the comment by clicking on the “Analysis (Glossary Comment)” and “Case Studies” categories or by typing “Task #1: Account” into the search box.

You may print the excerpt for class discussions.

Figure 74: Sample Passage from Steinbeck’s “Chrysanthemums” (2nd Paragraph)

“Elisa Allen, working in her flower garden, looked down across the yard and saw Henry, her husband, talking to two men in business suits. The three of them stood by the tractor shed, each man with one foot on the side of the little Fordson. They smoked cigarettes and studied the machine as they talked. . . . “Elisa cast another glance toward the tractor shed. The strangers were getting into their Ford coupe. . . . “ ‘Henry, who were those men you were talking to?’“ ‘Why, sure, that’s what I came to tell you. They were from the Western Meat Company. I sold those thirty head of three-year-old steers. Got nearly my own price, too’ ” (Steinbeck 254-255).

Group Activity

Refer to Figure 72: Essay Excerpt on “Chrysanthemums” (2nd Paragraph).

Using Figure 74 above, locate the discrepancies within the student’s essay within Figure 72.

On a separate sheet of paper, list the discrepancies and number them.

Research the evidence within the author’s text.

Use the evidence to rewrite the student’s analysis.

Refer to Task #1: Account for guidance.

Copyright 2011 Regina Y. Favors. All Rights Reserved.

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