I am so happy to be your senior ELA teacher 🙂 This is going to be a great year!
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Day 1: Transcripts, etc. “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie. Lesson-1d-Superman-and-Me. What is an essay? What does that word bring to mind? I’m going to show you a whole new world in regard to essays.
Day 2: Transcripts. Syllabus/Expectations. Syllabus Fall 2018. Why is style important? Let’s look at how word choice can be used to manipulate an audience…
Parallels: Choose ONE!
Wild by Cheryl Strayed or A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson
Yes, they both have to do with hiking. I like hiking. Please have these books IN HAND by Monday 8/13. If you are having a problem getting the book, please see me privately or shoot me an email. Summer reading assignment due Tuesday.
Day 3: Style,not just a Taylor Swift song.
Style: What is it? Discuss diction, syntax etc in relation to style.
2nd period: you are having senior class meeting during our class period. Please see the items below and do the HW at the bottom so that you are prepared for Monday.
Style comparison: Hemingway vs Faulkner (If you weren’t here for my discussion and you read this and think WHAT, it’s ok. I used a diluted version of what they are talking about. Concentrate on how the two authors have drastically different ways of writing about a similar topic.)
“Africa” Toto vs. Hemingway
Now read this humorous version of the Africa song, written in the style of Ernest Hemingway’s prose: hemingway africa mcsweeneys
Notice how the author used the original text [the song] and put a spin on it with another author’s word choice, rhythm, sentence structure, etc.
HW: bring in lyrics, printed or on phone, of your favorite cleanish song on Monday.