On Thursday, we started on our synthesis essay of “Long Long After School” and “A Teacher’s Rewards” and on Friday we worked on “Friday Writes”. The essay topics for the synthesis are below:
Childhood events can shape who we become as adults. How are Wes and Raybe influenced and shaped by their childhood experiences?
Both Wes and Raybe are victims of discrimination. Explain what message the authors are saying about the harmful effects of society’s discrimination of individuals.
Being a teacher means there is responsibility, care and trust of one’s students. A teacher is a role-model and can influence students. Discuss Ms. Trethway and Ms. Scofield and their influence on their students.
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.
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 Building Compound and Complex Sentences. Make sure you go through the tutorial!
Yesterday, we completed the short story elements activity for “Long Long After School”, and worked on a Venn Diagram for Wes and Ms. Trethway.
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”.
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.