Presentation on theme: "Take out your discussion questions so I can stamp them. And get out some paper—you’re going to write."— Presentation transcript:
Take out your discussion questions so I can stamp them. And get out some paper—you’re going to write.
Brainstorm Think of a fight you had with a family member or close friend. A pretty significant fight. – Something that affected the way you interacted with each other for some time afterward.
Write Write a journal/diary entry about this fight. – No one else is going to read it. – Seriously no one. – Say whatever you want. Get your emotions out.
Write Write a social media post about this fight. – Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Snapchat, Instagram… – You’re going to share this. That’s kind of the point of social media, right? – Be authentic; write something you’d actually post.
Write Write a news article about this fight. – You don’t have to share this unless you want to. – But write something that could conceivably be published. – Do what reporters do: give us the facts.
Share Share your social media versions at your table. – And anything else if you want to… What tone does each person’s work convey? What different effects do they have on you?
Reflect Look over the three things you’ve written: – How are they different from each other? – What’s the tone of each piece? – What’s the benefit of each format/tone? – Which of the three was easiest for you to write? Which was most challenging?
Apply to Night How would you describe Elie Wiesel’s tone? Flip through this first part of the book: – How often does he describe his feelings? – How does he describe his feelings? – How does he make you feel? Why do you think he wrote Night in this particular tone? – Psychoanalytic lens! :D
Student-Directed Discussion Share your question. Discuss. Pick a question or insight from your table that you’d like to share with the class.