If you are participating in Chris’ A People’s History of the United States workshop, please read Chapter 2: Drawing The Color Line by Wednesday, September 14th.
Now that you have done some work developing your characters and story plots, it’s time to think about dialogue. What is dialogue in a fictional short story?
Use any of the following scenarios (or create your own) to write dialogue between your main character and any of your secondary characters:
- Breaking a new year’s resolution
- Having a difficult phone call with a parent
- Ending a relationship
- Encountering a fallen childhood hero
- Getting advice on a difficult issue or personal challenge
You can write about these topics as they’re happening, or write a conversation in which the characters rehash the incident.
You should have at least a page of dialogue written by the end of the hour.
Please submit items you would like to add to the Communitas 2 agenda by adding a comment to this post. Communitas 2 will be Thursday September 7 at 1pm.
Join Laura for Intro to Entomology (scientific study of insects) every
Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10-11am. We will learn about insects through research, dissection and collection. Students will also construct a bug collection display box, which they will use to exhibit the bugs they have caught, preserved and labeled. Fall is a great time to be outside looking for bugs. All interested students from groups B and C are welcome!
This ongoing class will write in a variety of genres which will satisfy writing competencies. Right now we are working on the short story but other genres will include Short papers include personal responses, essays, dialogues, journal entries, short stories, and poems. Longer writing may include literary analysis, critical studies, extended fiction, or personal narrative. This class will be held M-F from 1:00-2:00 (with the exception of Thursday afternoons). S. Frye
Tuesday and Thursdays at 9:00 will be reserved for reading and discussing lit., these books discussion are generally aimed at B and C levels. Each book discussion course will last from three to five weeks depending on the level and length of the book being read. You may read your own book or choose from the books below that have been suggested by classmates. I will be reading All the Light We Cannot See. 6/7 grades will have book discussions from 2-2:45 on Wednesdays. You are responsible for getting your own book – if you need help with this please let me know. S. Frye
The Giver – Books are in bookshelf