After silent reading and vocabulary, we had your first meeting for your memoir literature circles today. Mostly productive beginning on Memoir Notes 1. Here’s to hoping that “I Have a Plan” only requires ONE day and we can sneak in some extra time on Memoir Notes 1 for the next day!
In terms of Vocabulary, I passed out the Sophomore Tri 2 Vocab Packet and introduced your new words for this week. If you look at the sample, you’ll see that I am NOT requiring you to rewrite the definition into your sentence this trimester–and because I’ve already done the sample, you have only three words this week:
- morph–form, structure–as in metamorphosis, a change in form or structure
- neuro–nerve–as in neurology, the study of the nervous system
- nov–new–as in renovate, to make something new
These vocab words will be due on TUESDAY of next week, since we don’t have school on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
Then, I gave out the first ACCEPTED proposal today (congratulations Nat!)–so I’m including here a sample memoir so you can see format a little bit. This isn’t exactly the style I’m advocating for you, but it is the most authentic piece of memoir writing I’ve done recently, so it’s the best approximation I can give you electronically. It’s called Flower’s Force and Stirring Love. Notice how the title, name and page number, spacing and paragraphing/indenting are handled. That should be EXACTLY the same for you. Obviously, you don’t have to do the copyright footnote if you don’t want to. 🙂