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Beginning, Middle, and End

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    12793

  • Yes, the image above this is kind of dorky, but it's exactly what I want you to focus on.  When we read a short story, the beginning, middle, and end are fairly obvious.  That's basically summarizing the story.  But a novel is different; novels tend to have lots of events.  Looking for the main beginning, middle, and end is like looking into the mind of the author and asking the question- what did that author start with?

    In this discussion board, please try to identify the main beginning, middle, and end of The Homework Machine.  Copy and paste the following into your post, then fill out what basically happens in the novel we read:

    • In the beginning-
    • In the middle-
    • At the end-

    Is the discussion board blank?  This discussion is set up so that you can fill out your response without seeing the distracting (and inferior) posts of other students.