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December 3rd -7th
2nd Trimester Begins Dec 5th

Monday
Final Exam Day (1st Trimester)
Tuesday

Grading, Planning & Collaboration Day - No School

Complete the Freshman Survey

Wednesday

Introduction to the Course: Honors English Nine

Classroom Vision and Policiesand Course Overview

Blended Learning: The mixing of different learning environments

Traditional Classroom: Face-to-Face
Online Classroom: Class Website, Moodle (see news forum), NoodleTools, Turnitin.com, Google docs, Diigo, (other Web 2.0 tools)
Course Handouts: Digital Documents & Hardcopies
(make sure you have your three-ring binder on Friday!)

Complete the Freshman Survey

Portrait Poetry: "I Am" Poems

"I'm Nobody, Who are You?" Emily Dickinson

"I Am Not I" Juan Ramone Jimenez

"I Am!" John Clare

Your Portrait Poem Options

~ Am Gaeth i m-Muir ~ Song of Amergin

HW: Portrait Poem (Word Processed) due on Friday

Thursday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Seven Days One and Two

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10
The Passive Voice (Link)
Revising Passive Constructions (Link)

IMC East Lab

Non-Fiction Portfolio: NoodleTools

Self-Guided Reading Selections (partners - three max.):

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 2012 Book Awards (link) - YALSA honors the best teen literature each year with its six literary awards - a number of these books, as well as previous years Best Books, can be found in the IMC collection.

Book selection (sign up) must be completed by December 12th.

College Bound Reading Lists

Arrowhead Library System

You may also select a Zellmann Award Winner

Choose a book that is appropriately complex.

The reading of the book and the *writing activity must be completed by no later than January 9th.

*Writing activity details will be handed out, individually, upon completion of the book. Annotation Checks: Dec 19th (1/3) and Jan 4th (2/3)

Sign up in your hour's google doc:

YALSA BOOK AWARD sign up link (click here)

HW: Portrait Poem (Word Processed) due on Friday.

1) Complete your poem in your google doc Title: 3_I Am-Last Name (Page One - Your Poem (with an Original Title) Page Two -Copy of the Original Template). Share doc with me at wellslearning803 @ gmail.com (allow me to edit).

2) Word Processed Document with Your Poem (include image/art on that page) Bring this hard copy to class tomorrow.

Friday

Your Portrait Poems

Elie Wiesel's Night

Prior Knowledge
Terminology
Yad Vashem - "A Place and A Name": Link

Historical Context
United States Holocaust Memorial: Link One, Link Two

Non-Fiction Reading Portfolio - Article One
(Rubric)
Racism: An Overview (link)
Introduction to the Holocaust (link)
Nazi Propaganda (link)
(Hitler Youth - link) (1936 Olympic Games - link)
Kristallnacht (link)


HW: Complete a RAP of the article you were given in the "count off." Using NoodleTools, create a Works Cited/Bibliography entry for your article and include a 20 word summary in the Annotation Box (remember to enter a period and a return before you start typing your summary). Here is Works Cited Example for the first article: Racism: An Overview

"Racism: An Overview." Holocaust Encyclopedia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 11 May 2012. 
     Web. 6 Dec. 2012. <http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005184>. 
     Nazi theories about "biological determinism" and "Aryan" superiority impacted all sectors of 
     Germany. Enemy races were systematically "cleansed" from society. 

Notice the Order:

Article Title. Name of Web Site Section. Sponsor/Publisher of the Site. Last Update. Date of Access. URL.

Annotation Box: 20-word Summary

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December 10th - 14th
Monday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Seven Days Three and Four

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10

Historical Context
United States Holocaust Memorial: Link One, Link Two

Non-Fiction Reading Portfolio - Article One
(Rubric)

Reading Purpose: Interactive, Annotative, Meditative

The Preface (excerpt)
The Opening Pages: Moishe the Beadle (Listen/read pages 3 - 8)

Night Reading Day

HW: Please read through page 28. Please stop and create a reflective journal entry with three observations and/or questions (level 1-2-3) about Wiesel's writing.

Non-Fiction Reading Portfolio - Create Works Cited Entries for each of the articles in the packet.

Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday

Tuesday

Computer Time

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10
The Passive Voice (Link)
Revising Passive Constructions (Link)
Parallelism (link )
Quizzes on Parallel Structures (link link)
Subject/Pronoun Agreement (link - see tricky points of usage)

Discussion of Night

Night Reading Day (Listen/read pages 29 - 34)

HW: Please read through page 47. Please stop and create a reflective journal entry response with three observations and/or questions (level 1-2-3).

Non-Fiction Portfolio Article Two (Rubric) Due next Monday, Dec. 17
Historical Context
United States Holocaust Memorial:
Link Two

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz Week Seven Days1 - 4 tomorrow

Wednesday

Impromptu

Discussion of Night: One-to-One

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz Week Seven: Days One - Four

Elie Wiesel's Night

Night Reading Day

HW: Please read through page 65. Please stop and create a reflective journal entry response with three observations and/or questions (level 1-2-3).

Non-Fiction Portfolio Article Two(Rubric) Due next Monday, Dec. 17
Historical Context
United States Holocaust Memorial:
Link Two (Be sure to print out a hard copy of your selected article, and hand in this annotated article on Monday)

Thursday

Elie Wiesel's Night

Auschwitz (Animated Map) (article)
Buna-Monowitz camp. Poland, (map) (photo)

Gleiwitz:

In mid-January 1945, as Soviet forces approached the Auschwitz concentration camp complex, the SS began evacuating Auschwitz and its subcamps. SS units forced nearly 60,000 prisoners to march west from the Auschwitz camp system. Thousands had been killed in the camps in the days before these death marches began.Tens of thousands of prisoners, mostly Jews, were forced to march either northwest for 55 kilometers (approximately 30 miles) to Gliwice (Gleiwitz)...Upon arrival in Gliwice and Wodzislaw, the prisoners were put on unheated freight trains and transported to concentration camps in Germany, particularly to Flossenb├╝rg, Sachsenhausen, Gross-Rosen, Buchenwald, Dachau, and also to Mauthausen in Austria. The rail journey lasted for days. Without food, water, shelter, or blankets, many prisoners did not survive the transport. Auschwitz (article)

Buchenwald (map)

Discussion of Night

ACT Reading Practice

Night Reading Day


HW: Please read through page 103. Please stop and create a reflective journal entry response with three observations and/or questions (level 1-2-3).


Friday

ACT Reading Practice

Elie Wiesel's Night

The Final Chapters (Listen/read)

Select a passage for recitation. The passage you select should be one that impacts you in a profound manner.

The selected passage may be either:

a) strictly narrative (individual)
b) a dialogue (with a partner) or
c) a combination of narrative and monologue (with a partner)

Individual Recitation: The narrative passage must be between 20 to 30 lines in length.

Partner Recitation: During the dialogue or narrative/monologue passage each person must recite between 15 - 20 lines.

Night: Oral Recitation Sign Up
Please sign up over the weekend


HW: Oral Interpretation Preparation - "Witnesses for the witnesses"

Non-Fiction Portfolio Article Two (Rubric) Due next Monday, Dec. 17
Historical Context
United States Holocaust Memorial: Link Two (Be sure to print out a hard copy of your selected article and your NoodleTools Notecards. Hand in these materials on Monday)

Sample article and notecards (Link)

Oral Recitations Will Take Place on Tuesday & Wednesday

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December 17th - 21st
Monday

Oprah Winfrey Interview

"The Mirror" Reflection Discussion - The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal

You are a prisoner in a concentration camp. A dying Nazi soldier asks for your forgiveness. What would you do? Why?

Group/Individual Preparation

Non-Fiction Portfolio Article Two (Rubric)

 

Tuesday

Day One: Oral Interpretation Presentations - "Witnesses for the witnesses"

"Dante's Prayer" - Sung by Loreena McKennitt

Planting Research Seeds -Everything is an Argument - Bag It

Annotation Checks: Dec 19th (1/3) and Jan 4th (2/3)

Wednesday

Annotation Checks: Dec 19th (1/3) and Jan 4th (2/3)

The reading of the book and the *writing activity must be completed by no later than January 8th.

*Writing activity details will be handed out, individually, upon completion of the book.

 

Day Two: Oral Interpretation Presentations - "Witnesses for the witnesses"

"Grace" - Sung by James Taylor

The El Paso, Texas Holocaust Museum - Lesson in Tolerance

 

Planting Research Seeds -Everything is an Argument - Bag It

Thursday

Annotation Checks: Dec 19th (1/3) and Jan 4th (2/3)

Independent Reading Time

Planting Research Seeds -Everything is an Argument - Bag It

 

Friday

Planting Research Seeds -Everything is an Argument - Bag It

Elie Wiesel Foundation: An Ethical Compass (Essay Winners)

 

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December 24th - December 28th
Monday
Winter Break
Tuesday
Winter Break
Wednesday
Winter Break
Thursday
Winter Break
Friday
Winter Break

 

 
December 31st - 4th
Monday
Winter Break
Tuesday
Winter Break
Wednesday

Planting Research Seeds -Everything is an Argument - Bag It

Elie Wiesel Foundation: An Ethical Compass (Essay Winners)

Reading, annotating and summarizing your selected essay (R.A.P.). 20 word summary for first half of the essay. 20 word for the entire essay

The reading of your self-guided book and the *writing activity must be completed by no later than January 9th.

Thursday

IMC East Lab -

Non-Fiction Portfolio Article (2) Due Monday (Rubric)
* Note there are two 20-word summaries for this RAP

Works Cited Format for a Book:

Author of Essay. Title of the Essay. Title of the Book. Publisher Information (city:company year). page numbers. Type of Source.

Research

Introduction to The Big Six - Research Process ( link ) Noodle Tools

Research Topic Selection

Resources - Topics - Method - Tools

Main Question & Key Words Noodle Tools

Concerns and Questions

Essay Components and Timeline: http://goo.gl/H1Ef2

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf


Socratic Seminar Preparation

The reading of your self-guided book and the *writing activity must be completed by no later than January 9th.

Friday

IMC East Lab Research

The Big Six - Research Process ( link )

Ongoing - Gathering Information, Knowledge, Sources

Deep Web - Online Databases
Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

Socratic Seminar Preparation

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eight Days One and Two

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10
The Passive Voice (Link)
Revising Passive Constructions (Link)

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January 7th - 11th
Monday

Socratic Seminars Day One

The Big Six - Research Process
Resources - Topics - Method - Tools

Research Ongoing - Read, Read, Read, Notes, Notes, Notes ( link ) Noodle Tools

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

Free Web - ProCon.org
How to cite (Research hyper-linked sources and/or
Return to foot-noted sources)

International Debate Education Association ( link)
How to Use Debatabase (link)
Top 100 Debates (link )

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eight Days Three and Four

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10
The Passive Voice (Link)
Revising Passive Constructions (Link)

Tuesday

Socratic Seminars Day Two

Holocaust Essay Contest (optional participation)

William Shakespeare

Why Shakespeare?

The Plays -

"What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the pargon of animals - and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?"

Hamlet Act II.ii.267-272

Shakespeare's Biography

Biography

Return Barron Vocabualry Week Seven Quiz

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eight Quiz Tomorrow

Wednesday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eight Quiz

Non-Fiction Reading Portfolio (3) Due Friday - (Rubric)
"Your Brain on Shakespeare"

William Shakespeare

The Sonnets -

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
- Sonnet 18

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Introduction)

(Interactive Folio Version )
Opening Thoughts from three theatre experts from the University of Guelph: * Anti-War Play - Daniel Fishlin

Research Ongoing -

Noodle Tools Annotated Bibliography (Online Databases)

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

Essay Components and Timeline: http://goo.gl/H1Ef2

Thursday

Progress Reports

IMC East Lab - Research

Research Ongoing - Developing Outline: Thesis & Three Arguments (Order)

Essay Components and Timeline: http://goo.gl/H1Ef2

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Introduction)

(Interactive Folio Version )
Opening Thoughts from three theatre experts from the University of Guelph:

* Anti-War Play - Daniel Fishlin
* Family and History - Ann Wilson
* First Love - Sky Gilbert

Listen a second time to the one you found most interesting/persuasive and take down some written notes based this interview.

Determine the thesis and two supportive ideas .
Explain why you found their point of view interesting and persuasive (remember the good old ethical, emotional, logic arguments!? :-) )

 

Friday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Nine Days One and Two

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10
The Passive Voice (Link)
Revising Passive Constructions (Link)

Research Ongoing - Developing an Outline:

Thesis & Three Arguments (Order). Submit in NoodleTools by Monday.
Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

The Big Six - Research Process ( link ) Noodle Tools

Essay Components and Timeline: http://goo.gl/H1Ef2

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Introduction)

* Anti-War Play - Daniel Fishlin
* Family and History - Ann Wilson
* First Love - Sky Gilbert

- from the University of Guelph (Interactive Folio Version )

Act I, Prologue

Romeo and Juliet Online Version (Interactive Folio Version )

HW: Thesis & Three Arguments (Order). Submit in Noodle Tools by Monday.

 

 

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January 14th - 18th
Monday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Nine Days Three and Four

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10
The Passive Voice (Link)
Revising Passive Constructions (Link)

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act I, Scene 1: Verona, A Public Place

Describe Romeo's state of mind and his behaviour of late. What advice does Benvolio offer to him? Write down questions you have about the reading and identify what you think may be the most important lines spoken by Romeo in his exchange with Benvolio.

Romeo and Juliet Online Version (Interactive Folio Version )

Research Ongoing -

Determining Textual Support & Drafting Body Paragraphs - drafts in Google docs paper (share with me - with editing option) Noodle Tools

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

Sample Thesis Statements and Body Paragraph Topic Sentences (with concessions) [click here]

Essay Components and Timeline: http://goo.gl/H1Ef2

Tuesday

Return Barron Vocabulary Week Eight Quiz

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act I, Scene 2: A street

Describe in your own words the advice Capulet gives to Paris regarding his desire to marry Juliet? Write down questions you have about the reading.

Act I, Scene 3: A room in Capulet's house

Describe your observations regarding the relationship between Juliet and her mom. How would you compare that with her relationship with the Nurse?

Romeo and Juliet Online Version (Interactive Folio Version )

Research Ongoing -

Determining Textual Support & Drafting Body Paragraphs - drafts in Google docs paper (share with me - with editing option) Noodle Tools

Essay Components and Timeline: http://goo.gl/H1Ef2

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

Barrons Vocabulary Week Nine Quiz Tomorrow

Wednesday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Nine Quiz

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act I, Scenes 4: A Street
Act I Scene 5 A hall in Capulet's house

Research Ongoing -

Determining Textual Support & Drafting Body Paragraphs - drafts in Google docs paper (share with me - with editing option) Noodle Tools

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

Essay Components and Timeline: http://goo.gl/H1Ef2

HW: Re-Read Scene 5 A hall in Capulet's house

After reading the final scene of Act I, choose ONE of the following prompts and respond in writing:

  • What are your impressions of Romeo and Juliet so far?  Do you find them believable or unrealistic, typical or unique, foolish or wise, genuine or gulliable?  How do they compare to you and or people you know?
  • Explain how Romeo changes within Act I. What troubles him at the beginning of this act? What changes for him at the end of the act? Would you accept or reject his words of love?

Romeo and Juliet Online Version (Interactive Folio Version)

 

Thursday

Research Ongoing -

Determining Textual Support & Drafting Body Paragraphs - drafts in Google docs paper (share with me - with editing option) Noodle Tools

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

Essay Components and Timeline: http://goo.gl/H1Ef2

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act II, Prologue
Act II, Scene 1: A lane by the wall of Capulet's orchard

Friday

IMC East Lab - Guidance Dept. (class registration)

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

HW: Read Act II Scene 2and complete the study guide questions

Act II, Scene 2: Capulet's Orchard

Romeo and Juliet Online Version (Interactive Folio Version)

Research Ongoing -

Determining Textual Support & Drafting Body Paragraphs - drafts in Google docs paper (share with me - with editing option) Noodle Tools

Essay Components and Timeline: http://goo.gl/H1Ef2

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

 

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January 21st- 25th
Monday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act II, Scene 2: Capulet's Orchard
Act II, Scene 3: Friar Laurence's cell.

Romeo and Juliet Online Version (Interactive Folio Version)

Research Ongoing -

Research Ongoing - Introductory Paragraph (Due Wednesday) and Concluding Paragragh (Due Friday). Noodle Tools

Final Draft (Due Monday)

Essay Components and Timeline: http://goo.gl/H1Ef2

Tuesday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act II, Scene 4: A street.
Act II, Scene 5: Capulet's orchard.
Act II, Scene 6: Friar Laurence's cell.

Romeo and Juliet Online Version (Interactive Folio Version)

Research Ongoing -

Research Ongoing -Concluding Paragragh (Due Friday). Noodle Tools

Final Draft (Due Monday)

Essay Components and Timeline: http://goo.gl/H1Ef2

Wednesday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act I & II Quiz

Research Ongoing - Concluding Paragragh (Due Friday). Noodle Tools

Final Draft (Due Monday)

Essay Components and Timeline: http://goo.gl/H1Ef2

Research Components: Content and Formatting (click here)

Persuasive Speech Expectations ( link )

Persuasive Speech Formal Outline ( link )

Thursday

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Barrons Vocabulary Week Ten Quiz

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act III, Scene 1: A Public Place

Romeo and Juliet Online Version (Interactive Folio Version)

Friday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act III, Scene 2: Capulet's orchard.
Act III, Scene 3: Friar Laurence's cell

Laptops - Concluding Research

Romeo and Juliet Online Version (Interactive Folio Version)

Final Draft (Due Monday)

Essay Components and Timeline: http://goo.gl/H1Ef2

 

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January 28th - February 1st
Monday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act III, Scene 4: A room in Capulet's house
Act III, Scene 5: Capulet's orchard

Go to the Interactive Folio and locate Act III.v and you can listen to a recording of the exchange between Romeo and Juliet as performed by Sir John Gielgud and Pamela Brown.

 

Romeo and Juliet Online Version (Interactive Folio Version)

Research Papers Due Today

Research and Persuasive Speech Update (click here)
Tuesday

Persuasive Speeches - Day One

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act IV, Scene 1: Friar Laurence's cell
Act IV, Scene 2: Hall in Capulet's house
Act IV, Scene 3: Juliet's chamber.

Romeo and Juliet Online Version (Interactive Folio Version)

 

Wednesday

Persuasive Speeches - Day Two

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act IV, Scene 4: Hall in Capulet's house
Act IV, Scene 5: Juliet's chamber

Romeo and Juliet Online Version (Interactive Folio Version)

 

Thursday

Persuasive Speeches - Day Three

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act V, Scene 1: Mantua. A Street.
Act V, Scene 2: Friar Laurence's cell
Act V, Scene 3: A churchyard; in it a tomb belonging to the Capulets

Romeo and Juliet Online Version (Interactive Folio Version)

Scene selections must be made by class time on Wednesday. Selections will be posted in the following document:

Selection Sign up Form ( click here)

Complete Your Close Reading and Cross Referencing Analysis of the scene you have selected in a Google doc entitled (Due by next Friday):

3rd-RJ/CR- Last Name(s)

Close Reading / Cross Referencing Sample Doc (click here)

Friday
No School

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February 4th - 8th

Monday
No School
Tuesday

Persuasive Speeches - Day Four

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act V, Scene 1: Mantua. A Street.
Act V, Scene 2: Friar Laurence's cell
Act V, Scene 3: A churchyard; in it a tomb belonging to the Capulets


Complete Your Close Reading and Cross Referencing Analysis of the scene you have selected in a Google doc entitled (Due by next Friday):

3rd-RJ/CR- Last Name(s)

Close Reading / Cross Referencing Sample Doc (click here)

Dramatic Recitations February 11th and 12th

Wednesday

Persuasive Speeches - Day Five

Contemporary Setting: Romeo and Juliet

 

Thursday

Persuasive Speeches - Day Six

Writing Prompt: Romeo and Juliet

Scene selection schedule (click here)

Friday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Final Objective Test

Contemporary Setting: Romeo and Juliet

Dramatic Recitations February 11th and 12th

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February 11th - 15th

Monday

Progress Reports

Dramatic Recitations (Day One)

Barrons Vocabulary Week Ten Days One and Two

Tuesday

Dramatic Recitations (Day Two)

Non-Fiction Reading Portfolio (3) - (Rubric) Due Thursday

Shakespeare's Inspirations and Sources for Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Ten Days Three and Four

 

Thursday
Return Barron Vocabulary Week Nine Quiz
Friday
Barrons Vocabulary Week Ten Quiz

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February 18th - 22nd

Monday
 
Tuesday
Early Release Day
Wednesday
 
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Friday
 

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February 25th - March 1st

Monday
 
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March 4th - 8th
Monday
 
Tuesday
 
Wednesday
 
Thursday
Early Release Day
Friday
Final Exam Day

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March 11th - 15th
Monday
Final Exam Day
Tuesday
Grading, Posting and Collaboration Day - No School
Wednesday
First Day of 3rd Trimester
Thursday
 
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March
Monday
 
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