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1.List everything you can think of that relates to summertime gardens 2.Describe a Midwestern “end of summer” in August in 2-3 sentences: 3.What do we mean when we say “the dog days of summer”? [ 1 sentence ] 4.“Back in the day,” air conditioners were a luxury – how do you think it’s viewed today? [2-3 sentences]
The Art of Garrison’s Storytelling He uses first person – feels like he is talking to YOU Creates visual images with words – “imagery” Repeats important phrases – “anaphora” – to emphasize key ideas Characters speak – “dialogue” He comes through as the author – “Voice” How he felt comes through – “tone” Why did he tell it?!?! – “Lesson learned”- “Life is what you make it” He introduces the story with the air conditioner tale – “Tomato Butt” has a beginning, middle and end – he then comes back to the air conditioner tale by repeating the lesson learned He uses first person – feels like he is talking to YOU Creates visual images with words – “imagery” Repeats important phrases – “anaphora” – to emphasize key ideas Characters speak – “dialogue” He comes through as the author – “Voice” How he felt comes through – “tone” Why did he tell it?!?! – “Lesson learned”- “Life is what you make it” He introduces the story with the air conditioner tale – “Tomato Butt” has a beginning, middle and end – he then comes back to the air conditioner tale by repeating the lesson learned
Breaking it down: How did Garrison and others like him tell such great personal narratives? Figuring out the “formulae” of great storytelling
http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=YjqpZbYe6xA Make a list of the things you SHOULD do and the things you should AVOID in a narrative writing:
ENGLISH NOTEBOOK – FINAL SET UP FRONT section MUGS / DAILY GRAMMAR NUMBERED AND DATED MIDDLE section ALL NOTES ON CONTENT SUCH AS NOVELS, TERMS, WRITING CHARACTERIST ICS, ETC…. BACK section o DAILY JOURNAL ENTRIES o NUMBERED AND DATED
INTRODUCTION – engage your reader with a hook! Establish the SETTING and MOOD= atmosphere Remember the STRUCTURE of a short story : exposition, rising action, climax, falling…, resolution With careful and selective word choices, convey your TONE = your attitude toward your topic Write with your own VOICE – it sounds like YOU!
FOCUS on one situation and tell it completely, so we can know it as deeply as possible. Choose and develop your DETAILS [ 5 senses ]. Use DIALOGUE to develop character / move the plot along Have an end PURPOSE or lesson in mind Use FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE: metaphors, similes, hyperboles, personification, etc…
AVOID Clichés – “ Her cheeks were like roses.” "The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot." Aphorisms – “The early bird gets the worm.” Euphemisms – “ He passed away quietly in the night.” Idioms – “ He had money coming out of his ears!”
J#5 9/10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc3mkG21ob4 Make a bucket list for yourself – top 10 things you would like to experience in life before your time here is done….
REVIEW: FIRST PERSON DESCRIBES / 5-SENSES WRITTEN WITH AN INTRO and IT FOLLOWS A SHORT STORY PLOTLINE USES DIALOGUE TONE and VOICE are present AVOIDS THINGS LIKE euphemisms, idioms, aphorisms and clichés FOCUSES ON ONE SITUATION USES FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE HAS A PURPOSE or LESSON Did you think of….
HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=A7F9D4TAGE Y HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=4Q5NE- K0TUQ THURSDAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TqqzOCPmRE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg5NvKpJfKE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP5eFR97OX0
HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=4BOWQ2BO LGI&LIST=UUPEHTYTKAMSRMEYIRDJPJSA J#6 9/11 Although you were very young when this all happened, what are your thoughts about this event now?
REVIEW PERSONAL NARRATIVE CHARACTERISTICS WITH THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU : Partner A : List as many PN characteristics as you can think of…30 seconds Partner B : Correct any errors – try to name those they missed
BODY DRAWING -- A MAP OF YOUR SCARS…. = physical scar = emotional/mental scar
Brainstorm at least two possible ideas for your own personal narrative [ “scar story” or other]. For each, write a quick summary / overview of the story. For each, explain why it was important – what was learned? Due tomorrow at class time.
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