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Author: Alabama School of Fine Arts 9th Grade Student
Alabama School of Fine Arts
This podcast is a book review on the book The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson. The novel is beautifully written with a blend of ethics and a medical mystery. Even though the main character, Jenna Fox, and her situation is not possible in today's society her story still evokes sympathy and compassion from the reader. She felt lonely and confused because nobody in her life wanted to explain anything to her. Also, the book has many unexpected twists and turns that will keep the reader interested from beginning to the end.
Content Areas: English/Language Arts
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[ELA] (9) 1: Identify genre, tone, and plot in short stories, drama, and poetry and identify organizational structure in essays and other nonfiction text to comprehend recreational reading materials.
[ELA] (9) 2: Compare the use of language and literary elements and devices, including rhythm, rhyme scheme, tone, and plot, in various selections, cultures, and genres.
[ELA2010] (9) 4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone). [RL.9-10.4]
[ELA2010] (9) 5: Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise. [RL.9-10.5]