Yesterday we did a peer edit on your paragraph for “Identities”. Today, your good copies should be ready to hand in –both on paper and posted to your Edublog.
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Friday Writes: we will spend time each Friday writing. This writing will mostly be focused on ‘compositions’. This is an opportunity for you to be creative, reflective and critical with your own writing.
Yesterday, we read the short story “A Teacher’s Rewards”.
Things to look at….
What are some of the ideas about school life that the author is asking us to consider?
A motif in literature is a recurring image or idea that runs through a piece of writing. In this story, the motif of ‘hands’ is ever-present. Look at he story again and note how many times ‘hands’ occurs.
“For once, he finished something.” The story ends there, but Ms. Scofields life may not. What do you think happened to Ms. Scofield? What are three possible outcomes?
Yesterday, we looked at writing rough drafts from the template that you completed. We also looked at using transitional expressions and style within your writing. In addition, we continued to look at the short story “Long Long After School. You had time to complete your group activity on the short story elements of “Long Long After School” as well as a Venn Diagram comparing Wes and Ms. Trethway.
*Today we are going to start out with looking at Grammar/Mechanics by working through a website called “No Red Ink”. Please go to the following URL:
Once at this site you will login with the username/password I give to you….When you first log in, it will ask you a series of questions based on your interests in pop culture. After this, there is an activity for you to complete on FANBOYS/Run ons. Make sure you go through the tutorial!
Yesterday, we worked on the paragraph template for the short story “Identities”. We then moved on to the short story “Long Long After School”. At the end of class, you worked as a group on a document to go through the short story elements for the short story “Long Long After School”.
Yesterday we looked the the prose fiction terms, reading through different lenses, and the short story “Identities”. We ended the day with the “Yes/No chart” and you were to complete the first four squares.
*Group Activity: Each Group will identify a different lens. Each group will have a different lens. Your task is to identify how the story could be interpreted based on the lens your group is responsible for…