The first draft of your Mastery #1 is due on Wednesday October 5th! Check out the details of the assignment below:
DUE THURS 9/29/16
Don't forget to finish writing your figurative language paragraphs based on Alexie's short story "Indian Education". You must choose one example of figurative language and explain why you think the author chose to use figurative rather than literal language for this moment.
Example Paragraph: When the author stated that "The warehouse is a dusty, silent tomb" they used figurative language to communicate how frightening and unkempt the warehouse was. Describing the warehouse as a "tomb" makes the reader think of death and the description of the warehouse as "silent" and "dusty" gives the impression that no one has been there is a very long time.
In addition, your 6 word story presentations are due tomorrow! Check out the criteria below to make sure that you are 100% prepared!
First you BRAINSTORMED memoir topics by completing a personal Hero’s Journey outline for yourself. Then you used the stages you identified to DRAFT between three and six 6-word memoirs.
Using our class lessons on diction and punctuation, as well as your classmates’ feedback, you are REVISING and EDITING one of those 6-word memoirs for PUBLICATION in the classroom. Yay writing process!
Make sure that for your completed 6-word memoir, you can check off the following four requirements:
___ The 6-word memoir is properly capitalized and punctuated (don’t forget end-punctuation).
___ The image illustrates the memoir, so that the text and the image work together to tell the story.
___ The image and text are placed together on a piece of paper at least 8.5” x 11” (printer paper).
___ You have all the evidence of your writer’s process (hero’s journey outline, rough draft/s, feedback).
*On Thursday and Friday you will be presenting your 6-word memoir to the class. You will have 2-3 minutes to address the following three points:
1) Describe your writing process (what changes did you make /feedback did you receive along the way?)
2) Say what stage of your hero’s journey this 6-word memoir represents.
3) Explain what you hope a reader will get out of your published 6-word story (They won’t know the whole back story, but what might they be wondering about, thinking, or feeling?).
Continue with your drafts for your 6 word stories. Come prepared on Monday with at least three 6 word stories to workshop in class.
Your six word story should not just be any random sentence, it should have a deeper meaning behind it! Check out the sample work below. You can see the stage, the original description, and the 6 word versions.
Call to Adventure
I saw an advertisement for NYCTF on the subway, and I wondered to myself: hould I be a teacher? It's a job I could see myself doing.
Refusal of the Call
I decided that it was too much work to become a teacher. I didn't think I would have time for the program. In addition, maybe teaching is not what I really want to do.
DUE FRI 9/23
Choose a phase of your life to create your own Hero’s Journey for (eg: Graduating Middle School, becoming a big brother/sister, learning a new skill, etc). Use the chart and your notes from class to guide you. Below is a sample Hero's Journey from my own life:
Normal life, finished college and worked odd jobs
Call to Adventure
Saw an ad for NYCTF on the subway, thought: Should I be a teacher?
Refusal of the Call
Decided it was too much work, maybe not what I wanted
**DUE TUESDAY 9/13**
STEP 1: Write a letter introducing yourself to Ms. Hunter. The letter may be typed or hand-written.
Your letter should be 1 – 2 pages long, and it should begin with a salutation and end with an appropriate closing. (10 points)
Things to include in your letter:
This letter does not have to be formal in tone, like an essay, but it IS the first piece of your writing that I will have the chance to read, so be thoughtful about your word choice and grammar, and look over your work before handing it in. I’m looking forward to learning about you! J - Ms. Hunter
STEP 2: Sign up for REMIND, an app that lets us stay in touch throughout the year. (3 points)
“WHAT IS REMIND AND WHY IS IT SAFE? Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps teachers share important updates and reminders with students & parents. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept private. Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs.”
- Check out our class website: www.hunterclassroom.com. Once there, please go to the Student/Parent resources page to find the sign-up information specific to your block. Based on how you sign up, you can choose to receive remind messages from me via text OR email! Make sure you’re signed up by the due date for an extra credit opportunity…
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