Tonight for homework you have a few things to accomplish. I'm going to list them here for you and then go over a few details with each assignment.
- Finish your annotations of The Great Gatsby. Make sure that you have really spent time looking at your covers and that you have page number references for characters.
- Work on your scripts. Remember that you should have a Google Doc which is shared amongst the group so that you can work on it without being in the same room. Your script is already written in the pages of your text. You just need to redo it as an actual script. Remember to add notes as to tone and stage directions.
- Read Joan Didion's "On Keeping a Notebook" - you can find it in 50 Essays or you can find it here. This is a very beautiful piece about writing. As you read it, you may want to reflect on the way in which Nick has told us this story. Essentially we are reading his notebook.
- Remember that you need your copy of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Friday, November the 15th.
Tonight you should spend time working on your sentences for your dialogue activity. Remember that next class you'll have approximately twenty minutes to finish your dialogue and then you will present. Use as much vocabulary as you can. Use verbs! Make complete sentences. This is wonderful practice for your quiz next week on the 13th and 14th. Your quiz next week will really be focused on the verbs we are learning in this unit. Study!