Class Agenda #39- Hamburgers Paragraphs II


Timer- “Check The Rhime” -A Tribe Called Quest (1991, 3:33)                                                                                            

Analyze the following quote- “People are so enamored* with equality that they’d rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom” -Kurt Vonnegut author of “Harrison Bergeron” 

*in love with

  • Interpret the quote into your own words.

  • How does this quote apply to Harrison Bergeron?

Share with your partner

  • Partner shares partner


SLT- I can write an objective summary of life in the extreme environments portrayed in “Harrison Bergeron.”

SLT- I can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

SLT- I can identify key elements of a dystopian society and evaluate an author’s purpose for creating one in fiction.

SLT- I can visualize and reread portions of difficult text.



  • Evidence in for science is your DATA. You can almost just put numbers in your evidence section.

  • Topic sentences should be direct to the point. And should focus on a single point of discussion.

  • General Rules for Analysis-

    • Restate your evidence or quote in your own words (interpret the quote)

    • Write 1-2 sentences explaining why your evidence proves your point or supports your thesis.

  • What does that look like?

When finished with your Science Burgers- Share with partner or a teacher.

Continue on Harrison Bergeron.

Discussion Questions- CHOOSE 1 – Use the organizer to answer in your notebook. – Find 3 pieces of evidence for your question.  3 Burgers.

  1. Describe the state of The United States Society as laid out in the first paragraph. How has equality been achieved?

  2. Consider the characters George and Hazel. Why isn’t Hazel handicapped? What do George’s handicaps reveal about him?

  3. How does Harrison’s rebellion reveal his character and his values? Support your opinion with evidence from the text.

    HW Reminder– 

  • Homework starts tonight. 30 Minutes of Reading, 2-3 Sentence Reaction/Summary, 1 Page of Independent Writing 

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