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BEFORE YOU COME TO CLASS: 

  1. Be sure to have a print out of the article you used for Blog Post #1.

 

CLASS AGENDA: 

  1. Qualifying Quiz on Grammar
  2. Narratives / Blog Questions
  3. Meet Your Families (Start-Up Time & first assignments)
  4. Family Fun #1
  5. Family Fun #2
  6. Family Challenge #1 & #2

 

CLASS NOTES: 

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  1. SHOW ME! Tell a single story. Many of you are JUST DESCRIBING CRAP…mostly your feelings. Or you are telling me ALL about something. One, expanded example is how good narratives work.
  2. Be concrete…the vagueness game
  3. Watch tense shifts in verbs. Be aware and read it aloud.
  4. Avoid the “and then” … “and then” syndrome
  5. Passive/active voice

NPR piece. 

student work examples.

 

ASSIGNMENT: 

Read “The Money” by Junot Diaz, originally published in The New Yorker. Be prepared to discuss.