Sunday, September 16, 2012
Monday, September 17 (section 3)
Today we checked our annotations for A Fly in the Ointment by V.S. Pritchett. While I checked your annotations and made comments individually, students took a quiz on My Greatest Ambition in point-quote-comment format. Students were to be graded on answer accuracy but their construction would be marked separately by me. Additionally, although the figurative language exercise that were posted on my blog were brought up for our admiration and finally a Characterization Worksheet was given for homework.
Using your worksheet, prepare an analysis of how 'Nu' is characterized by identifying the trait, the quote that reveals the trait and underline which words specifically in the quote stand out as a signifier. How does Lurie draw your attention to or illustrate Nu's quirks. This exercise is designed to prepare them for a timed writing regarding characterization.