Today, we will read Sarah Vowell’s “Shooting Dad,” an excellent narrative essay that also features a comparative structure, as well. We will look for conflict, dialogue, characters, characterization, setting, and a plot structure. While we read, we will also listen to Vowell reading a version of her piece. The essay has been shared with you . . . → Read More: Classwork: English 10 G & H – The Narrative Essay: Sarah Vowell “Shooting Dad”
As we move into the final weeks of our first unit, The Short Story, we have some projects coming up that you should be aware of. First, as a reminder, the final test on the Fiction Literary Terms will be in two weeks and will be fill-in-the-blank. Next, we have an ongoing project that will begin . . . → Read More: Classwork & Homework: English 10 G & H – Unit 1
After an excellent discussion of David James Duncan’s “River Soldiers” as a narrative essay example, I wanted to share the notes with you and link them here. Keep in mind that narrative essays feature literary devices like characters, plot, conflict, figurative language, and so on, but use them only as far as they wish in . . . → Read More: Notes: English 10 H – “River Soldiers”
The exam essay will be the definition essay on the topic of motivation from the exam review sheet. Prepare as you wish, but you will not be able to bring materials into the exam room.
Good work on the video piece of the exam this week, folks. You took charge and made progress – good . . . → Read More: English 12 – Final Exam Note
Please find the final exam review sheet shared with you in Google docs and linked below. You may wish to work with one another on preparing for the various areas of concentration for the exam. Class time will be given over to preparation for media literacy and writing preparation during the review time and work . . . → Read More: Exam Review: English 12
Please have a look at the two videos that follow, taking notes on specific details related to television and media delivered via screens. Use the details in your notes to answer the following questions in detail, with specific support from each video and “Television: The Plug-In Drug.” Your answers should be recorded in a Google . . . → Read More: Classwork: English 12 – Cause & Effect
Please visit the page entitled “English 12 SF Film Vote” at this link or at the tab at the top of the page. Fill it out and choose our direction over the next weeks.
The movie that we are viewing in class, 2001 – A Space Odyssey is in the Classworks outbox, should you wish to view it on your own. Also, the link to the Radiolab short podcast entitled “What Does Technology Want” is below. The essay referenced by G and Ali, which has been posted to the . . . → Read More: Classwork: English 12 Media for Science Fiction Unit 1.1
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Thanks to G & Ali for sharing this excellent article from Time magazine that totally relates to our discussion, listening, and viewing today as we prepare to watch “2001 – A Space Odyssey.” This is a fascinating read. My suggestion is that you check it out, as it will add depth to the entire science . . . → Read More: Reading: English 12 – “2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal”