Grammar Gambit - Finale and introduction to homonyms. We will review point of view and work as groups to prepare and present plot diagrams.
Today is your comma Finale!! We missed two days last week so we have some catching up to do!! We will be taking up the questions to "Saturday Climbing" and reviewing point of view. (Yes this means some notes). We will also take a moment to look at what we've learned so far. By this time in the semester you should know the following:
- how to identify fragment and run on sentences
- how to properly use commas
-how to identify and write metaphors, similes, personification, foreshadowing, imagery, symbols, dilemma
- the structure of a personal essay
- reading strategies
- How to represent an idea visually
- Four short stories: "The Sea Devil", "Just Lather, That's All", "Penny in the Dust" and "Saturday Climbing"
- the different types of point of view
What we still need to review:
- the different types of conflict
- the structure of the short story
- Character types
To conclude class, each group will be assigned one of the stories we've studied and they will need to create a plot diagram for it. These will be presented tomorrow in class.
No Grammar Challenge today as we are writing our personal essays in class today. When you have finished, you will be working on the assignments for the short story "Saturday Climbing".
Class will begin with the comma challenge. Each team will choose a team to complete their challenge.
We will read the short story "Saturday Climbing" (located in the readings section of this website) and if we have time work on the questions.
Welcome to the beginning of March and it's a chilly one!! We will continue where we left off with commas last week. We will be writing our outlines for our personal essays today and getting ready to write the actually essays on Wednesday in class. These outlines have been shared as a google doc with you. We will look at an exemplar of an effective personal essay called "My body is My Own business". We will identify the thesis, general introduction, main ideas and conclusion so that we may get an idea of what we need to do in our own writing