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?).
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