Today we finished reading through the Journal Handout together. You can take a look at the Journals in Nutshell post if you want the short version.
Then I asked you to read Hills Like White Elephants for tomorrow. The story is prototypical of Hemingway’s Iceberg Theory. In your journal, I want you to write about what the heck is going on in the story–and I want you to use evidence from the story to do that. In fact, that’s the critical reading skill we’re working on in the shorts unit: creating interpretations based on evidence.
But it’s tough with this story. As a result, I’m giving you Secret Clues Round One and Secret Clues Round Two to help. DO NOT OPEN these clues unless you ABSOLUTELY have to! I really want you to try and stretch your brain and figure it out on your own.
HINT: If you can ask yourself a good question about what confuses you, you’ll probably find a good answer.
That’s it. Tomorrow we’ll talk about “Hills.” And then we’ll be winding down our “Shorts” Unit and getting ready for Of Mice and Men.