Fourth block did not meet today due to the early-out. I miss you guys. Hopefully I'll see you again sometime soon! :-)
Here's what we did in Third Block:
Writing Experiment #14 (Choice)
See me for the options if you missed class today.
Showing, not Just Telling Writing Lessons
- Imagery (p. 53)
- We looked at the Bronte sentence, took notes over it, and discussed our answers. We talked about how some words appeal to a reader's visual sense (The reader can SEE it.), while other words appeal to a reader's auditory sense (The reader can HEAR it.) And some words can evoke both visual and auditory images.
- Imagery--Revising the Hot Chocolate Sentence (p. 54)
- We revised this sentence five times, focusing on a different sense each time. We shared and discussed responses on the big screen.
We talked about what a Perfect Moment could be. We read and discussed some quotes, as well as three examples of Perfect Moment Memoirs on pages 68-9. We spent the last fifteen minutes of class typing a rough draft, which we'll work on again tomorrow.
Please keep looking at and thinking about Vocabulary Variety on pages 60-61. As we focus more on diction, and on showing, not just telling, I think you'll find those two pages helpful in strengthening your writing.