Wednesday, 15 March 2017

INDIVIDUAL BLOG POST #6: Protagonists - Compare & Contrast

Assessment Tool

Compare and contrast the protagonists in The House of the Scorpion and Gattaca. 

Step 1 (5-10 minutes): Prewrite
Take 5-10 minutes and do some pre-writing for the question. 

Step 2 (5 minutes): Consider...
  • differences
  • similarities
  • your notes on the novel and see if anything you have made note of helps you explore this idea
  • your knowledge on characterization (check your ELA notes)
  • how the creators used the aspects of characterization to DRIVE the narrative
Step 3 (10 minutes): Plan
Create and fill in your graphic organizer with your ideas and specific details. Make sure you do not just give a plot summary! Use specific events to jump into the larger ideas presented by Farmer, or connections you have made. Remember not to plan out 2000 words, as you can only publish 400!

Step 4:
Write your first draft!

Step 5:
After some time away from your first draft, edit carefully, making sure to look for your specific issues.

Step 6:
Publish on your personal litspiration blog, by the morning of Monday, March 20.

Some of you have asked for the epigraphs at the beginning of the film. Here they are:

Consider God's handiwork; who can straighten what He hath made crooked?" 
-Ecclesiastes 7:13

I not only think that we will tamper with Mother Nature, I think Mother wants us to.
-Willard Gaylin