Read and annotated the successful student essay, "Growing Strawberries in a Locker."
Discussed its diction, imagery, use of detail and contrast, as well as strategies used to communicate both the student's talent and that he is not self-absorbed or boastful.
Introduced a 1-2-3 formula for drafting a short, anecdotal memoir:
- Begin with a memory: In media res with sensory detail... OR begin with a surprise.
- Flashback for context
- Wrap up with meaning/link to the prompt. (Tie to title or opening? A twist at the end?)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16: Bedford Reader Chapter 1 vocabulary quiz.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23: Word Power vocabulary Quiz.