Third block met as usual.
Fourth block did not meet due to a 1:10 dismissal. :-)
Today we started with reading stories, and we read Martha's, Tyler's, and Ashley's.
For tomorrow, we're reading and marking up Ariel's, Andy's and Adriana's.
- We talked about diction (word choice). We looked at four sentences on the big screen and organized them from least vivid to most vivid. (This should be reflected in your notes on page 52.)
- We looked at the Sandra Cisneros sentence and talked about how ONE WORD CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! :-) (This should be reflected in your notes on page 52.)
Life at Thirty (or "Forty", if you prefer)
Writing Experiment #11: Today is your thirtieth birthday. Tell me what your life is like!
Here are some things you might want to consider:
environment (living on the moon?)
satisfaction with life (happiness?)
health and well-being
We spent about ten or fifteen minutes writing these. Sometime next week, I'll read them aloud, and we'll try to guess whose is whose. Thanks to Katie for this idea!
Mark up stories for Ariel, Andy and Adriana, please.