Monday, December 12, 2011 Novel: In-class Character AssignmentRest of class: Catch up time/Study time
Housekeeping• Website• Exam• Novels• Roberts Christmas Party tomorrow 12-2
Character Assignment Part 2• Get out your notes for Part 1• We will do some brief work together; then you will do some written work on your own.
Character Part 2 – whole class• What kind of person is your chosen character? For the next two minutes, write down as many adjectives as you can that describe him/her.Example: Arnold Spirit Jr.—brave—persistent—sensitive—philosophical—creative . . .
Character Part 2 – whole class• Now choose what you think are the three (3) most important traits of this character.Ex: Junior: sensitive, persistent, philosophical.
Character Part 2 – whole class• Now write a sentence to describe the character using one (1) of these traits:Ex: Arnold Spirit Junior is a sensitive boy.
Character Part 2 – whole classNow, find evidence, in your Character AssignmentPart 1 Notes (or in your novel) that supports/showsthis trait.Ex: Junior is a sensitive boy.• he was always worried about his friendship with Rowdy.• He cries easily and often. Ex: When Mr. P said you deserve the world.• When he told Rowdy about his first unrequited love, he cried.• He always talks about his feelings about the alcohol problem.
Character Part 2 - Individual• Complete the Part 2 handout on your own now. Step 3 is a continuation of what we just did together.• Make sure you complete both sides of the assignment.• When done, hand all your character work in to me.
Remainder of Class1. Finish Descriptive Paragraphs (incomplete work to be handed back to you shortly)2. See me about missed in-class work3. Study for Wednesday’s Quiz and Exam4. Study Your Sentence Skills Topics
Homework• Study for Exam• Study your Sentence Skills Topics