- Write-on: How do you prove something about a book?
- Just think about this question: What do you think that your change and persuasion notes would help you to prove about your character?
- How do you show character development and change in piece of writing without resorting to plot summary? (Lord of the Flies Example)
- Thesis writing as an art form:
- How do you choose something that you want to prove?
- How do you state it so that you will be able to prove it in multiple ways?
- Write out your idea of a perfect thesis for what you want to prove in your book about change, persuasion, or character development.
- Write-on: What do you think a name like “Donald Duk” implies?
- Read “Donald Duk.”
- How does his race affect his story?
- How does his gender affect his story?
- How is this story written?
- How do the mechanics of the writing influence the ways in which we see the characters?
- Why is Fred Astaire important to Donald?
- How do we separate ourselves from those that are different?
- Write-on: How do you think that reading Shakespeare’s plays is different than reading nearly any other book or play?
- Read and/or act out the first three four scenes of the play.
- How do you see Shakespeare’s language working in your mind?
- Why is Antonio sad?
- Describe Antonio and Bassanio’s friendship?
- What kind of love do you believe Bassanio has for Portia?
- Extensions: Continue to work on your script for your two minute podcast summary.
- Write-on: Now that we have fully explored a great speech from modern America, answer the question on the back of the MLK handout: Which is more persuasive, written or spoken persuasion? Why?
- What is it that you could speak with authority about? What would have confidence is giving a speech on? What injustice would you be willing to speak out about in your life?
- Based upon I Have a Dream, what are the elements that a good speech requires.
- Emulate MLK’s speech using your own sphere of knowledge.
- Extension: Continue to work on your speech about injustice or personal experience to be given on Thursday.