Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday, 11/24/2009

We read!
We did book reports!
We planned our party!

William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"
We talked about the short story.
We talked about racist and sexist terms.

We looked at the introduction page to this unit, and we talked about what we've studied and learned.
We got into groups, and we wrote a sentence that summed up the speaker's view of death in each of the ten pieces we've read.

Free Write #6--reflect, in any way you choose, on grief, mortality, death--you can make the journal personal and individual to you, or you can talk about a particular text that spoke to you.  Find a way to bring closure to your thinking on this unit.

CREATIVE WRITING (started late due to assembly)

We checked and corrected page 39.
I showed the difference between using "said", and using other synonyms with more connotation, like "quipped", "lamented", etc.
Nic, Alex and Hannah helped us act out where the punctuation goes (inside the quotation marks).

I went over the WWYLN? Revision sheet and explained the checklist.
We had thirty minutes to work on it.

I showed a slideshow of 2008 and 2009 portfolios--everyone should be thinking about possibilities for the portfolio!


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