Presentation on theme: "+ Narratives Perspectives on Relationships. + Quick Write: Write a summary of a narrative that created an impression on you. This narrative could be a."— Presentation transcript:
+ Quick Write: Write a summary of a narrative that created an impression on you. This narrative could be a short story, a song with a story, a movie or a television story. Include the main events in the narrative, and also explain what it was about this narrative that was so memorable. Share your narrative in trios.
+ Characteristics of a Narrative Using the narrative you wrote about as well as the narrative your peers shared, list the characteristics of a narrative. Share these characteristics with your same trio.
+ Read to Get the Gist: Excerpt from Bone Black by bell hooks Quick Write What is happening here? Who are the characters? What do you know about them? How do you know? Share quick write in pairs
+ Significant Moments: T-Chart What three moments strike you as most significant to the text? Explain why those moments are significant. Share significant moments in pairs. moment why?
+ Reread excerpt from Bone Black Write About question: Why does bell hooks burn herself? Use evidence from the text to support your response.
+ After Our Discussion Based on the discussion we just had, would you change the answer you wrote from homework? If so, how would you change it?
+ “... the angle of considering things...” First & Third Person Point of View
+ First Person Narration Why do you think the author used first person narration to write her memoir? What is the effect on you as a reader?
+ WriteLike bell hooks: Use First Person Point of View Write a two-paragraph narrative about something that happened to you using a first person narrator.
+ Share WriteLike in pairs/trios. Partners should be listening for consistent use of first person point of view
+ Reread Again Differently: Analyze Authors Use of Language What did bell hooks do to make you want to read this narrative?
+ Sensory Language Sensory language is the use of details from the five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell) to add color and depth to writing. It helps readers visualize the scene a writer is setting.
+ Sight Examples from Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: [Mrs. Flowers'] skin was a rich black that would have peeled like a plum if snagged, but then no one would have thought of getting close enough to Mrs. Flowers to ruffle her dress, let alone snag her skin. I looked around the room that I had never in my wildest fantasies imagined I would see. Browned photographs leered or threatened from the walls and the white, freshly done curtains pushed against themselves and against the wind.
+ Sound From Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: “It was the best of times and the worst of times...” [Mrs. Flowers'] voice slid in and curved down through and over the words. She was nearly singing. I wanted to look at the pages. Were they the same that I had read? Or were there notes, music, lined on the pages, as in a hymn book? Her sounds began cascading gently.
+ Smell From Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: The odors in the house surprised me. Somehow I had never connected Mrs. Flowers with food or eating or any other common experience of common people. [...] The sweet scent of vanilla had met us as she opened the door.
+ Taste From Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: The sweet vanilla flavor was still on my tongue and [Mrs. Flowers'] reading was a wonder in my ears. I had to speak.
+ Touch From Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: I jammed one whole cake in my mouth and the rough crumbs scratched the insides of my jaws, and if I hadn’t had to swallow, it would have been a dream come true.
+ The Author’s Use of Sensory Language With a partner go back over “Bone Black” and mark or highlight all the places where bell hooks uses sensory language. What is your favorite use of sensory language in hooks’ text?
+ “Crack Open” WriteLike: Revise to Include Sensory Language Go back to your narrative and “crack it open” in a few places that need further description and more sensory details. Add a wedge to where you want to insert description, and make your narrative even more engaging and interesting.
+ “Crack Open” WriteLike: Revise to Include Sensory Language How did your narrative change when you cracked it open? What did you learn about using sensory language?
+ Assignment for Tuesday, September 9 th : Please neatly handwrite or type your short first person narrative. Make sure to also add your “cracked open” sensory details to the narrative. Your narrative will be assessed on the following: 1. Consistent first-person narrative 2. Addition of sensory details