Basic English Discussion

 Post 1:  Answer both sections A & B in your initial post.

  1.  After reading Chapter 4 in The Norton Sampler (pp. 51-62), share something you learned about paragraphs and how you might use it in your writing.
  2. In “Mother Tongue” (pp. 234-241 in The Norton Sampler), Tan uses several strategies (classification, narration, description, argument) for organizing her paragraphs.  Cite one paragraph from the story and identify the strategy Tan uses.  Give specific examples from the text to support your answer.



  • Post an initial response to both parts of Post 1.
  • Post a response to one of your peers.
  • Post on two different days.
  • Length: Post 1= 250 words minimum. Two paragraphs of 5- 7 sentences each.
  • Post your word count at the end of your post.
  • Use quotations from the literature to support your points.

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