Week of 10/13-10/17:
10/28-Sorry that there hasn't been more the last few weeks. I had some issues with locked documents and then we've had a sub a few days in here.
Progress reports were due today at 8:00 AM. Grades are already different, check the grade book for a better idea of how you are doing. More grades will go in tonight...by 11:00.
Tuesday in class we finished going over dialogue rules (I will have a copy for everyone tomorrow).
Homework tonight (counts toward writing homework)
- The book: Remember by Toni Morrison. The picture we used is on the front cover. You can see it on Amazon if you need to check the picture again.
- 3 points of thought for each person in the picture
- 3 points of dialogue for each person in the picture
- 4 sentences to describe the setting of this scene. What does it look like, "feel" like etc.
Remember, people don't always say what they are thinking...but in that thought process they make a decision as to why they actually say what they said. Also, your thoughts can be conflicted, a person can feel many things at once (this is called internal conflict).
Week of 11/3
I'm gone M-W
Monday: You will finish TKAM the movie, when it's over you can read WDC. Chapters 8,9, and 10 are due for Thursday.
Tuesday and Wednesday:
- You will work on building a scene. Below is the power point, and a copy of my example from class.
- You will also have a short story to read, and a few questions to answer. Question Sheet.
- When you are done, you can free read or read WDC
Thursday: Your scene and the questions for the short story are both due. The short story is a double daily grade, and the scene is a major grade. No extensions...Friday is the last day of the six weeks. I know this sounds like a lot, but we already started your scene and you have Monday-Wednesday in class to work on it!
Building a Scene
Wednesday we are going to talk about conflicts. After this you will be taking your characters and placing them in a scene. I will have some choices for you, or you can create your own. This is a major grade. More to follow...
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