1. George and Lennie are bound by a common dream. Identify this dream and consider the following: Is their dream realistic? Do they both value the same aspects of the dream? How does Steinbeck use the other characters to further define George and Lennie's dream?
2. Now that we’ve read a few chapters of the novella, we’ve discussed how Steinbeck lays the groundwork for each chapter with a careful depiction of settings. He also uses local color- details indicative of a particular environment- to add realism to his setting. Write a short passage (in the style of Steinbeck) that describes, in lucid detail, a setting that you know well.
3. Click here to access a Quizlet review of Steinbeck’s characters. Play “Scatter” and complete a test for a grade of “A.” If at first you don’t succeed, take the test again.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
First, your Peer Profile Quizlet.
In no particular order:
5. People Who Don't Pull Forward at Drive-Thru's: Congratulations, you've placed your order! But you're job is not done. There are seven people behind you, all of whom have not placed theirs, so creep on forward to allow others to do so.
6. "Could Care Less": It is I "couldn't care less". "Could care less" implies the existence of a level of care; "couldn't care less" implies a level of care so minuscule it is impossible to care less. So, "could care less"= I care. Yes, I know- there are so many egregious grammar violations pervading our world today- but this one is so ubiquitous it makes my list.
7. Being interrupted. When I'm not teaching, I'm rather taciturn. I like peace and quiet. So when I am speaking, I find it especially annoying when I'm interrupted or cut off.
What are some of your Pet Peeves? Develop a list-style post on your blog- remember to have fun with this, but be careful and respectful- don't even think about attacking someone directly (or indirectly) and do not include anything that may offend your peers, classmates, or teacher.
Click here to access the Atlantic article regarding what may be "the greatest sentence ever." Post your own grammatically sound 200+ word sentence, along with your original examples of the Sentence Wizardry forms, here.