Monday, September 20, 2010

Class Minutes for Monday Sept 20th - "The Lottery" class 4 and 6 Traits

1. Prayer

2. Discussion/ Review of The Lottery film questions

Many people seemed to be disturbed by the film adaptation. In 1-5, most people preferred the short story to the film.  Many people in both classes expressed the opinion that the theme in the film version was different because of the mayor's explanation of the reason for the lottery. The specific reason of prosperity, they argued, means that "tradition without reason" does not apply to the film.

3. Creation of Portfolios

Everyone needs to make a 4-pocket portfolio with the following sections: Writing Log, Personal Compositions, Literary Compositions, and Reference.

4. 6 Traits of Writing

Ms Meakes introduced six qualities that all good writing has. The six qualities are ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Ms Meakes gave a handout with a list of characteristics that fit within those six traits. Students chose one focus characteristic from each trait and identified any characteristics that they did not understand.

5. Ticket Out the Door: six characteristics to work on. 

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