For the last couple days, we have read a short story called, "The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant". In this short story, whether you liked it or not, you found that the author shows strong VOICE. This is something that you will practice doing throughout the school year, so don't forget that, if you write with strong VOICE, you can say:
In class, we analyzed the character of the narrator. Then we looked at the VOICE of the author, J. D. Wetherell, and determined that his VOICE is strong and follows the above requirements.
To further emphasize VOICE, we wrote our own little research paper explaining what we think the most powerful word in the English language is, then proving that theory with:
*text to text
*text to self
*text to society relationships.
This project was due today.
TODAY, we began to look at organization using a speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt. In groups of two, you wrote down your understanding of the ORGANIZATION of the speech. Tomorrow, we will discuss your findings using the handout received in class today.
(As you may have noticed, you may click on the links in this blog to see the documents in a .docx format. If you don't have Microsoft Word, you may be able to open it in Preview, but you may ask me to print out a copy of the document for you in class.)
Have a great night.