- We took the mid-term final exam, including writing the good reader essay in class.
- Some people had time left, so they started on their mythology powerpoints, which are due Monday.
- Write your Frankenstein essay. It's due Friday.
- Research your god, goddess, hero or myth, and put the info into a powerpoint. (See me for a yellow handout on this, if you didn't receive one today, please.)
Showing, Not Just Telling
- We looked at page 51, the intro. page to the new unit, and we talked about what some of those questions meant.
- We took notes on page 52 (for a daily grade) on the Least Vivid to Most Vivid section, and on the Sandra Cisneros sentence section.
- We looked at Vocabulary Variety on pages 60-61, and we each shared a word we thought was powerful. We dog-eared these pages as a valuable resource for writing from here on out.
- We read the Sense Poem models on page 62.
- We took twenty minutes to type our own rough drafts, and we turned them in.
Life at Thirty
- I read aloud seven of the Life at Thirty pieces, and people in class jotted down details from the pieces that would help them figure out the authors. After I read the all (tomorrow and Friday), we'll go through them and see who was able to guess correctly based on the details.
- Theme for English B (See yesterday's blog for page number, etc.)
- We started the block with some Brain Pain--Missing Halves and Scrabble. See a classmate for the assignment when you get back, please. We recorded these in our daily notes. This stretched into half the block, as some people refused to give up without a fight. :-) (Yes, it's a cliché.)
- We read a chapter from Art Spiegelman's Maus II. It's a graphic memoir. We talked about various elements of a comic that make it different from a text-only narrative. We looked at page M8 in the textbook. I asked that everyone have an idea for a graphic memoir tomorrow, a story they could tell in no less than six panels.
- We had twenty minutes left to finish the Extended Metaphor Poem, fill out the rubric, and put it in the drawer.
- Have some ideas for creating your graphic memoir.
- Why are some stories better told with pictures? With text only? With a combination of both?