review of “The Guest” so far–Q & A, “horizon of expectations”?
finish reading the story aloud together
create template with pledge-header and acknowledgment-footer
register for TURNITIN (see class page for class ID and password)
3-5-sentence initial response to story: What stays with you most from this story after a first reading? As you consider this question, remember the basic elements of fiction: setting, character, plot, narrator and theme.
In small groups, discuss initial responses.
Return to your writing with several sentences about new idea(s) about the story that you gained from the discussion.
Submit this document (of two separate writings) to TURNITIN.
In small groups, discuss this question: What does Camus’s story teach us as writers? After the group members have had a chance to answer each other’s questions, what questions–large or small–remain?
Small groups present discussion results. (Mr. Brown takes notes on white board.)