On Wednesday: We practiced working with dialogue. We began with an overview of the proper formatting and punctuation of dialogue.
Then, we continued with a dialogue-writing activity based on 4 images of people interacting (handout attached below). Students wrote original dialogue for each of the scenarios depicted. This assignment was turned in at the end of class.
Students were given the last 15 minutes of class to work on the Personal Narrative rough draft due next class.
On Friday: Students turned in the Personal Narrative rough draft at the beginning of class.
We then took a break from our narrative unit and explored an informational topic: Spacex's recently-announced plan to colonize Mars.
Over the course of the class, students watched a couple videos on Spacex's plan and the difficulties they may encounter in attempting to achieve their goal. Students also wrote their thoughts on several issues related to space travel and colonization. These written pieces were included in their Quickwrites for LP 1.
At the end of class, I collected all student Quickwrites for LP 1.
Lastly, I handed out the homework for meeting week. It is attached below and will be due on 10/12.