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Thursday, November 19

November 19, 2015

CNF Workshop: Today: Kreitzburg and Bett. For Monday: the rest of the Round Four packet: Holley/Blackham/Hamilton.

Please remember: we’ll try to finish Round Four on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Your fifth-round essays are due on the blog by the start of class on Thursday, Dec. 3.

If you choose to do a sixth-round essay — and remember, you are NOT receiving extra credit for this; it is just for a normal grade (the people who don’t do one will simply be exempted from the assignment)– those are due by the beginning of class Monday, Dec. 21.

Screenwriting Workshop: Today we workshopped Laura. Andi’s screenplay was handed out and we will be workshopping this on Monday. It’s long – give yourself enough time.

Here are some places to look for scripts online. BE CAREFUL of what you click on – some of these sites have “ads” that look like download links, so don’t let yourself be fooled. If you’re ever looking for something specific, let me know and I’ll help you hunt it down.

And here are a couple of the things you requested in class. Please note that a lot of the comic book movies are hard to find because of copyright issues. You’d be better off looking at older and original films.

Harold and Maude ScreenplayPDF

Screenwriting – The Fault In Our Stars

Siren: Worked on December copy, which is all due Tuesday. Dec. 1 at the beginning of class. Began posting November copy to the USA Today blog before the wifi crapped out.

Style: Today we talked briefly about the notes you took on whatever it was that you chose to watch for today. If you did not send me your links, please do so ASAP (regardless of whether or not you did paper notes!).

Here are links to the things we watched in class today:

Middle School: 

Survey: Poetry: Talked about the six internal organizers from Chapter 9, with the help of some Hayes/Betjeman poems: (“Talk” and “The Blue Seuss,” in particular.)

  1. Narrative
  2. Repetition (and refrain)
  3. Shift in attitude
  4. Overt theme (remember, this one is tricky and should be used with caution. “Anger Sweetened” or “The Narrow Mind” in Chapter 2 in your textbook are good examples.)
  5. Image clusters
  6. Compare and contrast (sometimes via extended metaphor or a controlling image)

For Tuesday: know the external and internal organizers from Chapters 8 and 9 for a possible quiz.

Survey: Fiction: Today Prompt 9 was checked and there was a quiz on Hills Like White Elephants, which we followed up with a discussion. Then we did an activity in class that does not need to be made up (if you were absent).


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