Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 26

English 101 Day 26

1. H/W: Read to chapter 21 by Tuesday

Rough draft of essay 2 due tomorrow.

Final Draft Due in a week +1 day (November 1st)

Study guide questions due Thursday.

2. Bonus points?

3. I liked watching the movie on Friday, but let’s kick it into gear today.

4. Anybody off the truck?

5. Narrative help (we’ll discuss dialogue on Thursday or Friday)


i. Look at how ma’s described.

ii. Try it with your own characters.

1. He/She was the kind of person who.

2. How well do you know your characters?

iii. Names?

iv. Checklist…


i. Beginnings

ii. Conclusions


"If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it's not going to be fired, it shouldn't be hanging there."

–Anton Chekhov

1. Time & Place (physical environment)

For example: Greasy Lake, The Storm,


o Write about the time: (five minutes)

 you watched light settle on the water

 you saw the first smudge of dawn

 you woke before the others

o Write about something from memory that seems lit by a particular kind of light. (from Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck)

o There was this one tree.

o 5 w’s

o Checklist


Eva Chavez said...

I think that if we look really close to the way of how Steinbeck narrates we can get a lot of tips. For example, he does a very good job while describing his characters, and also he is very good at describing the setting and all what it’s happening around and in the minds of his characters.
I like that he uses dialogs mainly to show that something important is happening, and i like that he is very fluent and articulate in his writing.

Anna Diaz said...

Today was a fun day. Creating characters was funny :) Im glad we went over how ma is described cause it helped me get an idea of how to describe my characters in my story.

Anonymous said...

The graphic organizers that were handed out in class and the character development exercise helped me soo much that I ended up re-writing my entire paper this afternoon... haha sooo not fun but I think it was definitely worth it! Thanks Mr. Peters for un-knowingly preventing me from what would've been a sucky paper! :)

peaceOFmind said...

o yes that was such an interesting way to develop a character but i loved it i ended up with some girl named lafanda with a sugar daddy and condoms in her glove box hahah loved it!!!

Betty Boop said...

today's assignment was fun and intersting. Passing the paper around so everyone adds some character to your character it was really funny..

RyRog26 said...

Creating characters was a fun exercise. It's kind of funny how random selections can make a character "crazy".

JIH said...

I really enjoyed the character exercises! It helped me develop my characters and make them rounder instead of flat!

Katie said...

The exersize we did in class was fun, and the stuff we went over in class about creating a character and giving them depth was helpful.

AMH6871 said...

This was a great day when we got to create our own characters. It was fun to hear some people had 30thing year old's in 3rd grade.