Friday, August 24, 2012


AP Syllabus Quiz - take and score
Gallery Walk: Six Word Memoirs and Balloting; Turn in Six Word Memoirs
Award prizes to Most Memorable, Most Insightful, Most Creative, and Most Clever/Humorous
Review "First Glimpse of the Sierra" by John Muir
Read aloud and discuss tone and techniques in excerpt from Walls' The Glass Castle

HW: Finish annotating excerpt from Walls' The Glass Castle. Note the tone and the techniques (narration, description, dialogue, and other devices) that the author uses to communicate her tone.  Repeat this process with the excerpt from Chapter 3 of The Grapes of Wrath (on the back side of the handout given in class).  What is Steinbeck's tone? What words or lines or strategies does he use to communicate that tone?

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