Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Peer Review Questions

  1. Does the author use indirect and not all direct characterization?  Give an example of indirect characterization.
  2. Who is the protagonist?  Is the protagonist dynamic?  If yes, how so, and does it fit with the message of the story?  If no, is the character still functioning with the conflict and the climax in a way that makes sense?
  3. What is the story's central conflict?  
  4. Map out a plot diagram of this story.  Explain if it has all the essential pieces or not.
  5. If the story is completed, does it end without dragging things out for too long after the climax?
  6. Does it avoid following a cliche story line?  How?
  7. Favorite quote in the story: 
  8. What is something you would suggest the author change about the story?
  9. What did you like overall about the story?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stream of Consciousness


  • Practice SoC analysis with Woolf's "The Mark on the Wall"
  • Hand in own SoC piece
  • Bring in at least two pages for peer review tomorrow

Monday, December 15, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014



  • POL information and extra credit:
  • "Monday or Tuesday" analysis
  • Continue to work on writing piece for 12/19

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Stream of Consciousness and Virginia Woolf


  • Review SoC
  • Reading "A Haunted House"
    • What are the motifs in the story?
    • What is a theme that you can gather from the anchor that these motifs provide?
  • Writing your own SoC
    • If I could do it all again...
    • I've never believed...
    • I wish there were more...
    • My biggest worry...
    • I'm most proud of...
  • Come with one of these prompts chosen to work on in class tomorrow

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Stream of Consciousness Intro


  • Excerpt from "On the Road"
  • Reading Questions
  • Stream of Consciousness Notes
  • Continue working on project due 12/9

Plot Project Directions

Finish plot diagrams in class.  Full project due Dec. 19th.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cliche Plots


  • Review of 7 Story Plots
  • Use one to create most cliche story
  • Now try to make it more interesting

Plot Diagrams Reviewed


  • Discussion of Munro and "How I Met My Husband"
  • Reading: 7 Basic Plot Structures
  • Finish reading handout

Wednesday, December 3, 2014



  • Edits to the "I-Remembers"
  • Be prepared to talk plot tomorrow

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Plot Intro


  • Review Characterization
  • Plot PPT Notes
  • Plot NanoWrimo Handout
  • Diagram "How I Met My Husband"
  • Answer questions