Monday, January 13, 2014

Final Directions and Setting Overview

-Bell Work
-Directions for the final
-Free Write:
"In the end, the only compelling reason to pay more attention to place, to exterior setting, is the belief, the faith, that place and its people are intertwined, that place is character, and that to know the rhythm, the textures, the feel of a place is to know more deeply and truly its people" (Richard Russo).

Respond to this quote in 1/2 page and include a reference to at least one work we have read this year.

Homework: Read "The River Z" and "The Baby" if you have not already

Friday, January 10, 2014

Dramatic Dialogue Workshop


  • Bell Work
  • Vocab Quiz
  • Dramatic Dialogue Exercise
    • 1 page in length
    • Grading Criteria
      • Correct Punctuation
      • Appropriate Dialogue for:
        • Context (Register)
        • Characterization (Dialect)
  • Finish the dialogue exercise

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Punctuating Dialogue


  • Bell Work
  • Group Presentations of readings
  • Punctuating Dialogue Packet
  • Be prepared to hand in your creative piece on Wednesday
  • Punctuate the dialogue from the IM conversation by turning it into a short, creative piece and using the handout from class as a guide.  

Monday, January 6, 2014

Dialogue Exemplars

  1. What is the dialogue in your story like?  How much is there?
  2. How does the dialogue reveal information about the characters?
  3. What is the context of your story?  How does the "context dictate dialogue"?
  4. Review Elizabeth Bowen's pointers surrounding dialogue.  Choose 2 that you believe are exemplified in your story and explain how.