Objective: I can develop and strengthen writing as needed byr trying a new approach and emulate an author’s style in order to focus on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience (W11-12.5). Agenda:
Entry Task: Get out your journal and chat with a neighbor about the definitions of imagery and diction. Cut and paste the poem “Remember” in your notebook unless you already have it from earlier this week.
Review imagery and diction in the poster poem “Remember” by Joy Harjo. Make sure to annotate around your own copy of the poem.
Pre-reading: What instances have you noticed about imagery and diction in Into the Wild?
Follow along to Ch. 6 (30:02) p. 47-60
Post-reading: Annotate for imagery and diction on your copy of Alex’s letter to Ron. What does he write about in each paragraph?
Review the directions for the letter on your rubric and begin to write your own version of the letter to someone who is meaningful to you.
Keep in mind, his diction sounds like Alex is giving Ron advice, but really he is telling Ron how he thinks life should be lived.
Exit Task: Find a good place to stop in your letter draft (try for at least 2 paragraphs today); make note to yourself about your ideas for the rest of the letter, so you remember where to start tomorrow. On the rubric, check off the paragraphs you have completed.