After you've finished reading, choose a passage (5-9 sentences) that you feel is particularly well written. Then using pieces of the passage and what you know about good writing, discuss why you feel it's well written. What does the Wolff do well? What does the passage do for the piece overall?
- ONLY ONE PERSON PER PASSAGE (UNLESS YOUR INTERPRETATION IS VASTLY DIFFERENT FROM YOUR CLASSMATE'S) - THE TIME CUT OFF FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT WILL BE AT 10:30PM SUNDAY NIGHT.
In class, we listened to Adam Wade's story "Hoboken Roast Beef." For homework, I'd like you to go to themoth.org and listen to a new story of your own choosing. As you listen, it may be productive for you to jot down some notes as you listen (bits of summary, thoughts you have, etc.)
When you're finished listening, I'd like you to answer the following questions: 1) What was the story about? 2) What aspect of the storyteller's Self does the story capture? 3) Did you enjoy the story? Why or why not?
- PLEASE POST BY 10:30 PM - PLEASE INCLUDE THE STORYTELLER'S NAME AND THE NAME OF THE STORY
Early in this unit we discussed how personal writing (memoir, personal narrative) seeks to demonstrate some aspect of the Self. The Self (with a capital "S") we defined as that which is essential or core to who you are as an individual--what differentiates you from others.
When after you've finished the assigned reading, pull one passage (typically 4-7 sentences) that you feel demonstrates an essential part of Jack's Self. Then discuss what that passage tells us about Jack's identity and why you feel the author chose to include it in his memoir.
- BE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME! - ONLY ONE PERSON PER PASSAGE (UNLESS YOUR INTERPRETATION IS VASTLY DIFFERENT FROM YOUR CLASSMATE'S) - THE TIME CUT OFF FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT WILL BE AT 9PM SUNDAY NIGHT.
Once you're finished with pages 57-84, reflect back on the reading. What was an important, interesting, or puzzling moment for you as a reader? What did that moment contribute to (or take away from) your understanding of the plot, the characters, or the book overall.
Pull one passage (typically 4-7 sentences) that most interested you and type it into your comment. Then, provide a close reading of that passage discussing how it contributed to your understanding or engagement with the book.
- BE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME! - ONLY ONE PERSON PER PASSAGE (UNLESS YOUR INTERPRETATION IS VASTLY DIFFERENT FROM YOUR CLASSMATE'S)