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Thinking About Mentor Texts for Literary Analysis

When we are choosing genres to teach in workshop, one consideration is always at the forefront: is this real writing? Is this writing real writers do? 1,193 more words

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Jon 11 in A Dance With Dragons (pp. 815-833)

Jon was right: Tormund Giantsbane had come to the Wall. Val had succeeded, and returned.

Jon and Tormund spent a day in Tormund’s tent negotiating an agreement, with lots of yelling and throwing of tankards by Tormund, indicating Jon’s courage and stubbornness. 3,242 more words

A Song Of Ice And Fire

Jon 10 in A Dance With Dragons (pp.753-768)

There is a wedding at the Wall. Othell Yarwyck and Bowen Marsh are noticeably absent. Melisandre’s flames battle the icy wind and falling snow.

GRRM makes it seem that Jon is marrying Alys, matching the tension from the end of Jon 9. 1,172 more words

A Song Of Ice And Fire

Jon 9 in A Dance With Dragons (pp.674-689)

Selyse and her retinue of “Queen’s Men” (faithful to R’hllor through Melisandre), lady companions and serving girls arrived at Castle Black on their way to the Nightfort. 1,140 more words

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Jon 8 in A Dance with Dragons (pp.600-610)

Jon lets Val go, alone, to find Tormund Giantsbane, and ask him to join them at the Wall. Many people are worried about this, including Jon. 714 more words

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Jon 7 in A Dance With Dragons (pp.537-551)

Jon is full of good ideas: progressive thinking, innovative and practical planning for the future. He doesn’t seem to share these ideas with anyone, so they remain unknown, except to us. 1,361 more words

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Jon 6 in A Dance with Dragons (pp.434-444)

Jon is sending out 3 ranging teams, each of 3 men. Jon has misgivings about this, as all the recent rangings have lost men, and he recalls again his Uncle Benjen. 1,406 more words

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