Summary of the class:
- Thanksgiving and Black Friday
- Writing stories: clarifications.
When you write a story, it is not simply an account of an every day event. It should be a narration that contains an element that entertains/amuses. When you chooose a book/story to read, you expect to find something that grabs your attention, not just a series of events in a routine. It can be sad, funny, moving, terrifying... The main even is to capture the reader's attention.
Before starting to write your story, you need to plan what you want to write. These are some questions you need to ask yourself:
- What characters should I include in the story? If I am one of the characters, the narration should be told in the first person. If you are not in the story, you need to use the third person.
- Setting: Description of place and time
- Events. What are the main events in the story?
You need to include descriptions as you tell the story. Dialogues are also a fundamental part of the story. Remember that the way dialogues are transcribed in English is different from the way it is done in Spanish. Here are some examples:
Peter said, "I need to go now."
"I need to go now," said Peter
"I need to go now," Peter said.
- Speaking: Parents and teenagers
- Reading: Life On Planet Teen
- Complete activities on page 30
- Listen to the video podcast on your CD-rom which in your book is on page 30, and complete the activities in the worksheet I gave you in class. You can see the document by clicking here as well.
- Read chapters 7-11 in the book "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
- Page 32, activities 2B, 2C, and 2D