Tuesday, November 3, 2015

For LIteracy . . .

November 3

Of Mice and Men (Chapter 6) 

At the beginning of the scene, Lennie has a conversation with two different characters that pop out of his imagination. Tell me about these conversations.

“Look across the river, Lennie, and I’ll tell you so you can almost see it.” What is this in reference to?

Who comforts George at the end of the story? What does he say?

What does Carlson say at the end of the story? Why would Carlson say such a thing?

Word Study:

belligerent – Now Lennie retorted belligerently, “He didn’t neither! George won’t do nothing like that!”

November 3

Creative Writing

Writing a Suspense Story

Read the following article. It will provide you with steps on how to write a suspense story:

http://www.writersdigest.com/qp7-migration-conferencesevents/nine-tricks-to-writing-suspense-fiction

Watch the following video. Study how the writer maps out his suspense story that leads to the main event:

http://youtu.be/wKmbsTJb0-g

Students, here are two story starters for your suspense story. Choose one of them and write your story:

Name hated surprises and did her best to avoid them. 

Name straightened his apartment, doing stuff that didn’t need doing. Still tense, he saved the best for last.

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