Class Agenda 43A – Author’s Craft in my IR Book.

Do Now- New Seats

Date: 11/20/17

Opening Song “Lemon” N.E.R.D & Rhianna (3:09- 2017)

Do Now: –Set up your boxes. Have out your IR Book. Get new reading log. 

Announcements- 

We got no eligible e-mails for song submissions.

Class Notes-

Characterization Definition

Characterization is part of author’s craft. It is used step by step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story.

  • SLT’s and HW Check

SLT- I can identify the use of author’s craft in my independent reading book.

Circle the verbs, underline the nouns

Mini-Lesson: 

Characterization Read Aloud-

Characterization Definition

Characterization is a literary device that is used step by step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story.

It is in the initial stage where the writer introduces the character with noticeable emergence and then following the introduction of the character, the writer often talks about his behavior; then as the story progresses, the thought-process of the character. The next stage involves the character expressing his opinions and ideas and getting into conversations with the rest of the characters. The final part shows how others in the story respond to the character’s personality.

Thinking about Characterization in Native Son

  • Catching the Rat- But crushing it’s head and dangling it in front of his sister.
  • Taking money from his mother and using it for a movie
  • Plotting to rob the store. Getting hostile with his crew.

What do these scenes tell us about Bigger Thomas’s character

  • Read Aloud- Pages 28 – 31
  • What is Richard Wright telling us about Bigger Thomas’s character in these pages?

Class Work-

  • Independent Reading for the rest of class. Stop and jot, or sketch examples of author’s craft in your book. 

Regular HW this week..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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