Your definition essay was due today, and your photo essay and Smoke in Our Lights mastery task were due yesterday. When you're done, complete this google form. All other assignments are on this playlist.
You need to read "On the Rainy River" by the start of class on Friday (9/14). I will hand out hard copies of it in class on the block day (1st - Wednesday, 2nd/4th - Thursday). On the first read-through, you need to just get the big picture (i.e. - what is the literal story here?) and notice elements that repeat. We will discuss in class on Friday.
On the Block day this week, we did two things:
1. This warm-up, followed by getting the Assignment Table #2 handout
2. Derren Brown's "Hero at 30,000 Feet" and doing a few activities with it. You can find the video and the activities on this playlist.
Language of Humour:
On Tuesday, we finished reading "You Can't Kill the Rooster" and found patterns. The final assignment was to write a paragraph that addresses these questions:
--How is the pattern developed through the story?
--What repeats the most? Does that change from start to finish?
--What characters/events are closely connected to your pattern?
--Why does the author use this pattern?
--What is the author's message in this text?
--How does the pattern connect to humour in this text? Does it build the humour?
You shouldn't just give me answers to these questions - you should make it into a coherent paragraph.
On Wednesday, we finished the discussion of "Rooster," talked about how irony was used in the story, and then watched Peep Show and talked about the patterns. The next assignment is to start this essay, which is due Monday.
On Tuesday, we finished the South Park 9/11 episode and continued to work on "Rooster" patterning. We will discuss and make meaning of it in class on Thursday.