29 August 2011

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.

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One thought on “29 August 2011

  1. okay, so. I annotated the crap out of the thing, and holy shmoely, I made close to hundreds of connections either strange, or how something correlates to something else. I still need to figure out what it MEANS, but I’m in want to share…

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