Monday, September 12, 2011

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Dear Juniors,

We started our discussion regarding "Short Story" elements today in class (September 13th). In order to obtain this information, please visit with me or a friend. We also reviewed the short story structure by making cookies; it was so much fun! Plan on a quiz covering the introductory information discussed in class today. You will need to familiarize yourself with irony, foreshadowing, the different types of characterization, the different types of characters, the purposes of short stories, the conflicts associated with short stories, and the short story structure. Good Luck!. We then completed another journal entry entitled

Journal #4" : Times of Crisis.
This entry is different than others as it has three questions to it:
1. How do you handle dangerous situations that could cause panic? Do you act or react? Do you consider yourself a calm individual, especially concerning aspects that might cause pandemonium, or would you say that you have a more "stressed" and "anxious" type of character?
2. We then read the short story "The Dinner Party."
3. Then we answered the next question for the Journal #4. According to one character within "The Dinner Party," women have a tendency to over react in times of crisis. Tell me why this belief is ironic, especially regarding events within the story.
4. Our guest then "revealed" herself. We then responded to the third part of the journal entry. If you had known that Rosie was in the room, prior to our discussion, would your reaction to entering the room have been any different? Would there have been a "crisis" with you? Explain.

1. Plan on a quiz covering the characteristics of a short story on Thursday.
2. Remember that Article #3 is due on Thursday.....RED annotations/notations/7-10 for each page, unless I indicated to you otherwise