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Primary – October 21

“The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.” -Ursula K. Le Guin, born on this date in 1929. Ask yourself a question you don’t want to answer.

Primary – October 18

On this date in 1851, Herman Melville published Moby-Dick. Think about something who is so important that you would travel around the world for years to get it. Then explain why it’s so important to you.

Primary – October 17

“Let all the time you can get be spent in trying to learn to read.” -Jupiter Hammon, the first published African-American writer in the United States, who was born into slavery on this date in 1711. Describe the most important difference between someone who can’t read and someone who can.

Primary – October 16

Noah Webster, for whom the famous dictionary is named, was born on this date in 1758. Explain why you think it’s more important to be grammatically correct or to be understood when you’re writing something.

Primary – October 15

“Love conquers all,” according to Virgil, who was born in Italy on this date in the year 70 BCE. Explain why you agree or disagree.

Primary – October 14

“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” -AA Milne, whose Winnie-the-Pooh was published on this date in 1926. Write about a time that you found out you liked something or someone you thought that you’d hate.

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