Writing 110: Over the past few days, we have been looking at the differences between writing plot-based stories and thematic-based stories. Also, today, we spoke about creative use of dialogue and punctuation to add voice to our characters. Continue working on your extended narratives.
English 112: Today we read "August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains", a science fiction piece by Ray Bradbury. We will be working cooperatively over the next two days to figure out the themes in this story and connect them to the real world. Also, students received their first "One Pager" today, which needs to be completed for Friday. This assignment is to be completed on your silent reading book.
English 10: Today we read "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty. We completed open mind portraits, which helps to fine tune our visualization skills. We visualized what the sniper was thinking about in the middle of the story, and then again at the end. We will be doing follow up activities over the next few days.