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DUE: 10 Responses
- Read Narrative writing chapter in our textbook
- Introduce slam poetry
- Listen to “Like Lilly, Like Wilson” by Taylor Mali
- Discuss narrative structure
- Discuss “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros
- Read student essay: “Silence”
- Time for brainstorming your own topic
- New due date for rough draft: Oct. 3
- New due date for final draft: Oct. 11
- 7 Cliché College Application Essays You Should Avoid
- Type brainstorms for three different essay topics. Each should be 50-100 words in length, explaining what the essay would be about. Bring a printed copy next class.
- Short story test — if you missed class, you have one week to make it up.
- Introduce Descriptive-Narrative Essay
- Read “Only Daughter” and type responses to the questions.
- Only Daughter Q’s from Patterns — 10 Q’s
DUE: “Girl” Imitation
- Counselor / career center presentation
- Read “Girl” Imitations
- Read and discuss two very short stories by Dave Eggers
DUE: “WHC” Worksheet
- Clip from “Annie Hall” — Identify the contemporary traits
- Continue discussion of “WHC”
- author’s choices & contemporary traits
- Level 3 discussion
- Read “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid
- Go over homework expectations for imitation (see link below)
- Girl Imitation
- Forrest Gump clip: excellent example of “pastiche”
- “Woman Hollering Creek” Quiz
- Clarify the story
- Work on the analysis worksheet and discuss Level 2 questions.
- Complete the Short Story Analysis Worksheet for “WHC.” Here are some tips:
- You can skip writing the 4-6 sentences of analysis on the writer’s choices; however, you still need to identify at least 4 choices the author makes.
- Annotate the passage on the back side and come to class prepared to discuss.
- Remember that a theme should be an entire sentence, not a single word.
- Come pick one up if you don’t have one. You need the one with the passage printed on the back.
- Reread “The School”
- Complete the Short Story Analysis Worksheet
- Introduce Level 1, 2, and 3 questions
- Hand out Contemporary Traits and Topics
- Begin reading “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros (see me if you need the handout)
- Read “Woman Hollering Creek” — we will take a quiz and explore this story next class.
DUE: Signed syllabus
- Review syllabus
- Discussion: What is literature?
- “Is Harry Potter Great Literature or Not?”
- Read “The School”