Tuesday, November 27, 2012

All Boys, All Blogged: November 28, 2012

Focus: Learning new vocabulary; revising your dialogues from yesterday

1. Warm-up: "What are you alluding to, police officer?" : SAT List 8 vocabulary review using dialogue

  • First, create a "voice" for your character.  How would this character speak?  What kinds of verbal tics would he (or she) have?  What kinds of things would this character say?
  • Imagine a situation in which your two characters would meet.
  • Create a dialogue between these two characters using EIGHT of your List 8 vocabulary words.

2. Overview of the purpose of dialogue; revising yesterday's memoirs

  • What inferences could a reader make about your personality based on this dialogue?
  • What inferences could a reader make about your friend, parent, etc. from this dialogue?
  • Where and how could you strengthen the voices in this dialogue?
  • Add descriptions in between the pieces of dialogue to create the entire scene, thinking about:
    • Setting
    • Physical description of characters (clothes, hair, skin, posture, etc.)
    • Gestures and movement
    • Thoughts (what's NOT said out loud)

HW: Finish reading Chapters 7, 8, 9 and 10 by tomorrow, remembering your annotation focus; prepare for tomorrow's fishbowl discussion; study your vocabulary words for Friday's quiz.

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