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NAME: Ahmad Murchison

DATE: 9/8/15
Literacy: Making Predictions

block: 2nd

Instructions: Follow the prompts. Allow the boxes to expand as you enter textual evidence and your responses.
To meet the literacy standards listed here, your responses should be detailed and specific using complete sentences
that follow the standard rules of grammar conventions, syntax and diction.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences
drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2.e Maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which
they are writing.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task,
purpose, and audience.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.10 Write routinely over shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and
audiences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading,
writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level

Step One: Inference


When making inferences you make a logical guess using evidence from the text, your own knowledge, and common sense.
Character Trait
Use the adjectives list on
next page

Inference

Textual Evidence

Analyze a character's
actions and words to
determine his values,
morals or ethics.

Explain your rationale for using the adjective in the first


column (use common sense).
What ideas led you to label the character with that
adjective?

Support your inference: look for details that


reveal important aspects of setting, plot, and
character.

unsure

Desperate

Unfortunate

The knights punishment is to find


out what women want most. He is
not doing very well on that mission
is unsure of the right answer because
he is hearing so many different
opinions from many women. He is
unsure what the true answer is and is
running out of time.
The knight has been giving a second chance to live
but he must complete his quest. The knight is not
getting any good leads until he meets an old woman
and accepts her deal without hearing it out because if
his desperation.

The knight was forced into marriage with an old hag


and cant catch a break she is old and poor and now
must be his new bride. That is what she ask for in
return of helping him.

He sought in every house and every place


In hopes he could secure the promised
grace
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By learning that which women love the
most.
But he did not arrive at any coast
Where he could find two people on the
matter
Who might agree, if judging by their
chatter.
"Give me your word here in my hand,"
said she,
"The next thing I request you'll do for me
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If it's a thing that lies within your might,
And I will tell you then before it's night."
The knight said, "Here's my oath, I
guarantee."
"Then certainly I dare to boast,"
Before the court I therefore pray, Sir
Knight,"
She said, "that you will take me as your
wife;
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For well you know that I have saved your
life.
If I speak falsely, by your faith accuse me."

Step Two: Prediction

When you make an inference about the future, it is a prediction.


Determine what motivates a character, what his values are, and predict what his next action will be.
Summarize the situation to show
your understanding do not
simply copy the text

The unsure knight is


looking for a solid
answer to the queens
answer but cannot find
one.
The knight is in a
desperate situation and
accepts the terms to a
deal without knowing
them to save his own
life.
The knights life has
been unfortunate lately.
He was charged with
rape and just married an
ugly old hag.

Describe the characters next action


based on your inference about his
values, morals and/or past actions.
What do you think he is going to do
based on the situation?

The knight is going to


start doing rash things
soon to find out the
answer to the queens
question.
Accepting this deal will
come back to haunt him in
the near future and he will
have to own up to his
responsibilities.

Describe the characters past behavior that


supports your prediction. What decisions
did he make? What actions did he take that
display his value or belief system?

The knight is a selfish person


and do whatever is necessary
to free him of his death
sentence.
Due to his past, he had to
accept responsibility for
raping a women, and now he
is going to go through an
ordeal with the old woman.

The knight is going to do


The knight obviously reacts
something rash to improve
off pure emotions and selfis life. Maybe even try to
reasoning. So his decisions
murder the old hag.
are not always wise.

Character Trait
Descriptive Adjectives
Able
Above Average
Absent-Minded
Accepting
Adventurous
Affectionate
Aggressive
Agile
Agreeable
Alert
Amazing
Ambitious
Amiable
Amusing
Analytical
Angelic
Annoying
Apathetic
Apprehensive
Ardent
Arrogant
Articulate
Artificial
Artistic
Assertive
Athletic
Attentive
Average
Awesome
Awful
Awkward
Balanced
Beautiful
Below Average
Beneficent
Blue
Blunt
Boastful
Boisterous
Bold
Bossy
Brave
Bright
Brilliant
Buff
Busy
Callous
Calm
Candid
Cantankerous
Capable
Careful

Careless
Caring
Caustic
Cautious
Charming
Cheerful
Chic
Childish
Childlike
Churlish
Circumspect
Civil
Clean
Clever
Clumsy
Coherent
Cold
Compassionate
Competent
Complex
Composed
Conceited
Condescending
Confident
Confused
Conscientious
Considerate
Content
Cool
Cool-Headed
Cooperative
Cordial
Courageous
Cowardly
Crabby
Crafty
Cranky
Crass
Creative
Critical
Cruel
Curious
Cynical
Dainty
Daring
Dark
Decisive
Deep
Deferential
Defiant
Deft
Delicate
Delightful

Demanding
Demonic
Demure
Dependent
Depressed
Determined
Devoted
Devout
Dexterous
Diligent
Direct
Dirty
Disagreeable
Discerning
Discreet
Disgruntled
Disruptive
Distant
Distraught
Distrustful
Dowdy
Dramatic
Dreamer
Dreary
Drowsy
Drugged
Drunk
Dull
Dutiful
Earnest
Easy-Going
Efficient
Egotistical
Embarrassed
Emotional
Energetic
Enterprising
Enthusiastic
Evasive
Even-Tempered
Exacting
Excellent
Excitable
Excited
Experienced
Expert
Fabulous
Fair
Faithful
Fancy
Ferocious
Fervent

Fiery
Fighter
Flabby
Flaky
Flashy
Forgiving
Frank
Free
Friendly
Friendly
Frustrated
Fun-Loving
Funny
Fussy
Generous
Gentle
Giving
Gloomy
Glutinous
Gorgeous
Gracious
Grave
Groggy
Grouchy
Guarded
Handsome
Happy
Hard-Working
Hateful
Hearty
Helpful
Hesitant
Honest
Hopeful
Hot-Headed
Humble
Humorous
Hypercritical
Hysterical
Idiotic
Idle
Illogical
Imaginative
Immature
Immodest
Impatient
Imperturbable
Impetuous
Impractical
Impressionable
Impressive

Impulsive
Inactive
Incisive
Incompetent
Inconsiderate
Inconsistent
Indefatigable
Independent
Indiscreet
Indolent
Industrious
Inexperienced
Insensitive
Inspiring
Intelligent
Interesting
Intolerant
Inventive
Irascible
Irritable
Irritating
Jealous
Jocular
Jovial
Joyful
Joyous
Judgmental
Keen
Kind
Knowledgeable
Lame
Lazy
Leader
Leery
Lethargic
Level-Headed
Light
Light-Hearted
Likeable
Listless
Lithe
Lively
Local
Logical
Long-Winded
Lovable
Love-Lorn
Lovely
Loving
Loyal

Manipulative
Materialistic
Maternal
Mature
Mean
Meddlesome
Melancholy
Mercurial
Merry
Messy
Methodical
Meticulous
Mild
Mischievous
Miserable
Modest
Moronic
Morose
Motivated
Musical
Nave
Nasty
Natural
Naughty
Neat
Negative
Nervous
Noisy
Normal
Nosy
Numb
Obliging
Obnoxious
Old-Fashioned
One-Sided
Opinionated
Orderly
Organized
Ostentatious
Outgoing
Outspoken
Passionate
Passive
Paternal
Paternalistic
Patient
Patriotic
Peaceful
Peevish
Pensive
Perfectionist
Persevering
Persnickety

Personable
Petulant
Picky
Pitiful
Plain
Plain-Speaking
Playful
Pleasant
Pleasing
Plucky
Polite
Poor
Popular
Positive
Powerful
Practical
Prejudiced
Pretty
Pretty
Prim
Proficient
Proper
Proud
Proud
Provocative
Prudent
Punctual
Quarrelsome
Querulous
Questioning
Quick
QuickTempered
Quiet
Radical
Realistic
Reassuring
Rebellious
Reclusive
Reflective
Relaxed
Reliable
Religious
Reluctant
Resentful
Reserved
Resigned
Resourceful
Respected
Respectful
Responsible
Restless
Revered
Reverent

Rich
Ridiculous
Rigid
Rude
Sad
Sarcastic
Sassy
Saucy
Sedate
Self-Assured
Self-Confident
Self-Conscious
Selfish
Sensible
Sensitive
Sentimental
Serene
Serious
Sharp
Short
Short-Tempered
Shrewd
Shy
Silly
Simple
Simple-Minded
Sincere
Sleepy
Slight
Sloppy
Slothful
Slovenly
Slow
Smart
Snazzy
Sneering
Snobby
Sober
Somber
Sophisticated
Soulful
Soulless
Sour
Spirited
Spiteful
Stable
Staid
Steady
Stern
Stoic
Striking
Strong
Stubborn
Studious
Stupid

Sturdy
Subtle
Successful
Sulky
Sullen
Supercilious
Superficial
Surly
Suspicious
Sweet
Tactful
Tactless
Talented
Tantalizing
Tender
Tense
Testy
Thinking
Thoughtful
Thoughtless
Thrilling
Timid
Tired
Tireless
Tolerant
Touchy
Tough
Tranquil
Tricky
Trusting
Ugly
Unaffected
Unbalanced
Uncertain
Uncooperative
Undependable
Understanding
Unemotional
Unfriendly
Unguarded
Unhappy
Unhelpful
Unimaginative
Unique
Unlucky
Unmotivated
Unpleasant
Unpopular
Unreliable
Unselfish
Unsophisticated
Unstable
Unsure
Unthinking

Unwilling
Vain
Venal
Versatile
Vigilant
Volcanic
Vulnerable
Warm
Warm-Hearted
Wary
Watchful
Weak
Well-Behaved
Well-Developed
WellIntentioned
Well-Respected
Well-Rounded
Wild
Willing
Willing
Wise
Witty
Wonderful
Zealous