HERE is your task sheet for our Moment & Inertia creative writing assignment. I'm excited to see what stories you tell about the under-appreciated Rock Man (or whatever you decide to name him...).
Remember, the goal is to heavily rely on and intentionally use Pattern VI intransitive and Pattern VII transitive verb sentences to tell your story and create contrast and effect.
So: have fun!
Next semester: Poetry & Shakespeare. Man, oh man, am I excited.
We'll take on one of the most scandalous plays you'll ever study: Othello. Part of what can be so rewarding about studying Shakespeare is seeing the play you've read.
It's an invaluable and rewarding experience to say the very least.
So: check out the poll below and provide your input. This field trip will have to be an "after hours" trip, and I'll explain more about that in class. Let me know if you're game!
All: it's been a busy week. 'Tis the season! We've been focused on sentence patterns, and I will reiterate forever (redundant much? ;) the reasons we are learning and practicing this skill:
Many of you have had some pretty awesome insights, like: "Be verb" sentences are the heart of the work. Or, "Be verb" sentences reiterate and categorize. And "The repetition of verb patterns definitely establish mood or tone."
An excellent week in AP Lit!
Here's what happened (remember all handouts linked below):
Monday, 11.30 - TEWWG graphic essay gallery walk & reflection
Tuesday, 12.1 - Grammar review, first semester independent read task, new calendars & 30 second stories & skits
Wednesday, 12.2 - 30 second story skits (& LOTS of laughing until I cried and my side hurt)
Thursday, 12.3 - I, II, III Sentence Sort & Rhetorical Grammar notes (woo woo!)
Friday, 12.4 - I-IIIs in music practice click here & here (woo woo!) + Who You BE assignment...due Monday
Guys: I truly enjoyed the week with you. Good work, good thinking.