Tuesday, May 12, 2015

If Uncle Hammer Came to Bromfield...

I really enjoyed our class today as we began to work on creating scripts around characters from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. We brainstormed all of the characters we could recollect from the novel thus far, and then began to reflect on their traits and actions.

Here (link!) is the screenplay / script project that we began today. We are focusing on one of the characters to imagine how their attributes, personality, and moral reasoning would fit if that character spent a day here at our school. What kinds of interactions would the character have? Would they agree with the cultural and moral values they find here? Why or why not? How would your character respond to certain ideas about success, perseverance, and friendship?

Be sure to also read through Chapter 8 in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Tomorrow in class, we will discuss the riveting scene towards the end of chapter 8, as well as continue to craft our scripts.

Our word of the day was VEHEMENT (adjective, which means showing great force or emotion).

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