Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Practive Time....

Dear Mythology Kids,

If you missed class today (Tuesday, October 20th) , we accomplished the following:

1. If you submitted your nature myth last week, then you were given another paper to edit for MONDAY, OCTOBER 26th. Each paper was accompanied by a rubic; the rubic indicates questions that you will answer concerning the myth you were asked to edit. Not only are you required to answer the questions on the rubric, but you must also give comments and suggestions on the actual myth.

2. We reviewed some problems with punctuation dialogue. I gave each student the following example, and then asked them to correct it!

“Cruel unkind world, where have you hidden my child?”

Her voice echoed up into Mount Olympus and into the ears of Helius, God of the Sun. He had watched Demeter for the past few days and decided that it was time to relieve the goddess of her suffering.
“Dearest Demeter, I have watched your anguish for days, and I can see your grief. Your brother, Zeus, has made an agreement with Hades that Persephone may be his companion. She has been taken to his kingdom. If you should blame anyone, lay your blame on him.” Demeter stared at the Sun in silence before her anger erupted.
“How dare he! Trade our daughter over to Hades without my permission!” she quietly thanked Helius before going back to Earth. “He didn’t wish to share the news of his trade, then I won’t share the news of the Earth’s infertility.”


Corrected Example:

“Cruel unkind world, where have you hidden my child?”

Her voice echoed up into Mount Olympus and into the ears of Helius, God of the Sun. He had watched Demeter for the past few days and decided that it was time to relieve the goddess of her suffering. “Dearest Demeter, I have watched your anguish for days, and I can see your grief. Your brother, Zeus, has made an agreement with Hades that Persephone may be his companion. She has been taken to his kingdom. If you should blame anyone, lay your blame on him.”

Demeter stared at the Sun in silence before her anger erupted. “How dare he trade our daughter over to Hades without my permission!”
She quietly thanked Helius before going back to Earth. “He didn’t wish to share the news of his trade, then I won’t share the news of the Earth’s infertility.”

Remember that the introductory text needs to be included with the dialogue.

3. We also discussed the difference between "showing" and "telling" in writing. I can give you the handout on this when you return.

4. WE PRACTICED OUR NATURE MYTHS. The performance is scheduled for Monday, October 26th.

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
Cheers,
KCrampton

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