Monday, November 24, 2014

TKAM - Setting Analysis

Review Harper Lee’s descriptions of Maycomb from your novel To Kill A Mockingbird.
You will be selecting a photograph that represents your idea of Maycomb, AL based on Harper Lee’s description.

Incorporating the different criteria from the Visual Literacy Guide, write a thoughtful, thorough, and well constructed response relating the photograph to Maycomb, AL.
Make sure to include:

  • The image of the photograph you have selected for analysis (make sure to cite your photograph)
  • Your written analysis

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Reflections on Poe

This week you have investigated the life and times of Edgar Allan Poe and learned the good, the bad, and the ugly! Now is time to put what you learned about Poe in writing.

Here are some questions to ponder in your reflection:

What did you know about Poe before your research? How has that changed during your research? What did you find most intriguing? How might Poe's life have affected his writing? What are the similarities/differences between living in the 19th century (1800s) vs. the 21st century (2000s)?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Voting for your Poe narrative

As you are reading through your peer's narratives you want to keep in mind the criteria that these pieces will be judged on.

Criteria for the Voting on Thursday:

1- Best Written (Stay with the boundaries of the storyline)

2- Most Complex/Suspenseful

3- Most Creative/Original 

Have fun and keep notes as to which ones you will want to vote on this Thursday. Please comment on AT LEAST four students narratives as you read them.