Good morning and happy "Friday the 13th"!
I'm hanging out in the hotel lobby this morning while I type this post to you. It's freezing here in Cleveland and a lot of the city schools are closed due to the windchill (10 to 20 below 0). My first mission today is to brave the icy temperatures and find the new version of the Nintendo 3DS for my husband; it comes out today apparently and that should keep him entertained while he sits around in his hospital bed resting up. We'll be celebrating Valentine's Day in the hospital tomorrow. One thing we promised to each other in our marriage vows was to be faithful to each other "in sickness and in health." Even when things are hard, it's important to be there for the other person because that's when they need you the most. :)
Remember that you will have a three-day weekend this weekend! You will have Monday off due to Washington's Birthday (which is also sometimes called Presidents' Day).
Johvan will be coming to work with you on your writing today. When you're not meeting with him, you have some assignments to do in your "workbook". Here's the plan for today.
**If you were absent on Thursday, feel free to ask the sub to replay Chapter Two. Your class can also ask for a replay if you feel like it would help you with the questions. You can listen along while you do your assignments.
**Make sure you're keeping up on charging the Kindles and laptops! :)
To Do List
1. Do warm-up questions #21-25. | Check your answers with the sub.
2. Take notes and add them to your Cornell notes pages. The notes are posted below.
3. Complete the seven questions in your "workbook". Read each question carefully. There are no PEAs today but all questions required DETAILED answers. If your answers are not in the form of complete sentences or are one sentence without much explanation, I can guarantee you'll lose points. If you need more space, feel free to complete your questions on notebook paper and staple the paper into your booklet (label your notebook paper with today's date just in case it would come loose).
4. If you need more to do, you can work on vocabulary for Chapter Two.
characterization - the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character
There are TWO types of characterizations.
direct characterization --> tells the audience what the personality of the character is
indirect characterization --> shows things that reveal the personality of a character
There are five different methods of indirect characterization.
1. SPEECH: What does the character say? How does the character think?
2. THOUGHTS: What is revealed through the character's thoughts and feelings?
3. EFFECT ON (OR BY) OTHERS: What is revealed through the character's effect
on other people? How do other characters feel or behave in relation to the
4. ACTIONS: What does the character do? How does the character behave?
5. LOOKS: What does the character look like? How does the character dress?
**Notice that the beginning letters of each of these words form the acronym
STEAL. You can use STEAL to remember this for the final test. :)
**Here's something you can look at to review characterization in greater detail.
character arc - how a character changes, learns, or grows throughout the story
Sometimes a character can grow by *staying the same*. This means that they just
become more committed to being the type of person they seemed to be at the beginning of the story.
Ex. For your example, please tell one way that Buck has changed between chapter one and chapter two.