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“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ~Haruki Murakami
Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write. Discuss Characterization, Using Dialogue, Episodic Plot. Read and Discuss Events in Stories. Discuss Events in Stories. Discuss Three Perspectives piece and read an example of one. HW: Three Perspectives Unique Point-of-View piece, 5th Day Free Write (pd 4 written Sept. 20 and pd. 6 oral Sept. 20) and Writer’s Notebook.
Creative Writing 2, 3, 4 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write. Share with the class your monster reveal scene. Does it include words and imagery that reflect the mood? Discuss some interesting facts about Lovecraft (influencing video games, and award controversy) and Cthulhu (for president). HW: 5th Day Free Write is due Monday, Sept 19 for periods 1 and 5 (oral) and Tuesday, Sept 20 2nd period (oral).
English 10 Honors ~ Begin class with a 10-minute SSR. Complete Point-of-View quiz. Collect Mango Street Conflict worksheet. Review “The House on Mango Street.” Discuss setting slideshow. Discuss Magical Realism and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Distribute worksheet for “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.” HW: Read all of “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” and complete the Plot/Irony worksheet. Reminder, Vocab Sessions 20 and 21 test will be on Monday, Sept. 19. Also, a written 5th Day Free Write is due that day as well.