Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Scribe 2 9/13/11

Scribe 9/13/11

            Today, like always in Smiths class, we learned how to become better writers while having a little bit of fun.  On the more serious side of things ALL assignments that are going to be redone are due on Monday. Other homework we had today was our PLN 6 is due tomorrow and we have to have a completed topic paragraph for our paper. We will be writing a paper all week about how words and actions affect others in one of the stories we have read. Our paper also has to include information and our thoughts about the movie Rope. Our topic paragraph needs one of these short stories; “Fish Eyes” by David Brenner, “Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, and “Utterly Perfect Murder” by Ray Bradbury. Our opening paragraph must include the following;
-          An attention getter
-          An explanation to our attention getter
-          Background/information about text
-          Thesis statement (one sentence at the end of paragraph, this must include author, title, restate the question, answer, and why)

After we were given time to work on this paragraph we edited with a different twist than usual; like the rest of Smith’s class we never follow the norm. For our editing we played musical chair! We would go around the desks and then stopped and edited whosever paragraph was in front of us. In Smith’s awe-inspiring class we learn each and every day how to become better writers and better people.

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