Tuesday, 9/15

We reviewed character motivation and Introduce/Explain/Pertain at the start of class today. Students then worked to finish filling out the character motivation handouts from last time. Next, students completed a Power Paragraph outline using one of the three sections from the handout — first filling in claim, then filling in all three examples (quotes), then writing Introduce, Explain, and Pertain statements for each example, and finally writing a concluding sentence for the entire paragraph. Once students finished and turned in their outlines and handouts, we started a new story — Kurt Vonnegut’s “Souvenir.” Students will annotate for small/medium/large questions as well as plot and character elements. We will finish this story in class on Thursday.