Show your understanding of the text, genre, and truth by comparing / contra
TTTC with a work of non-fiction by Tim O’Brien.
ABOUT THE THINGS THEY CARRIED (book) AND THE VIETNAM LINK IN FIRST PARAGRAPH OF DIRECTIO
The Vietnam in Me.pdf download(this is a version of the below website that has been turned into a PDF by your te
means that it should be cited with the page numbers published on the PDF document) (https://www.google.com/u
Read and annotate “The Vietnam in Me” (use “command” and click to open so it opens in a separate tab for you t
Kami… OR a PDF is avail in Canvas– can use page citations): a nonfiction essay written by Tim O’Brien, paying
to things that you notice that remind you of things you’ve read in The Things They Carried. Consider annotating fo
similarities/differences in elements of fiction:
Action, plot, and conflict
Style: Use of language (specifically the terms we have used and noted during this unit)
Ideas about: war, stories, memories, relationships, etc.
Complete the following chart (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://docs.google.com/document/d/11L0I54zxdsLR
LINK (“command” + click to get your own copy in another tab), using quotations from both texts and explaining the
substance/importance of the similarity or difference that you see. Make sure that you put accurate page numbers
Write a paragraph that examines what you notice is important in Tim O’Brien’s treatment of fiction and nonfiction,
evidence from the chart. Paragraph must have:
Thesis statement/claim (draft three separate ideas, and then choose one to revise and use: you may do these on
of paper)… remember these must be NARROW:
Draft/Idea 1: ______________________________
Draft/Idea 2: ______________________________
Draft/Idea 3: ______________________________
Specific evidence from both works (including at least one properly cited quote from each, and additional specific d
to prove your claim)
A complete analysis/discussion of why it matters (consider the essential questions for the unit– they may guide yo
How will I be graded?
Projects will be graded on an A-B-C-D-F scale according to your understanding of the key objectives tested along
detail of your analyses and explanations. You should focus your energy on these things.